Boating Grants Programs
Grant programs to enhance boating access and other boating-related activities from the Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP), funding for transient tie-up facilities for boats 26' or longer from the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIGP), assistance for removal of derelict vessels from the Derelict Vessels Removal Grant Program and other boating-related grant programs.
Technical Assistance for Applicants
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will offer technical assistance to potential applicants interested in the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program. Sessions will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams as follows:
- Monday, January 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join a session by clicking the date and time above.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these technical assistance sessions is asked to advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the session by contacting: ADA Coordinator, (850)488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC by calling (850)488-9542.
The FBIP is a state financial assistance program that provides funding through competitive grants for boating access projects and boating-related activities on coastal and inland waters within the State.
Closed. The next application period will be January 19, 2024 through March 20, 2024.
Federal grants program to develop, renovate, and maintain public boating facilities that target recreational transient boats 26 feet long and larger
Applications are due July 1, 2024
Grant program for local governments to remove derelict vessels from Florida waters.
Applications for FWC’s Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program funding are accepted on a continuous basis with no deadlines. Funding is awarded on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available. The FWC will pay 100% of the removal costs for all eligible derelict vessels awarded removal funding. Find more information about submission requirements at MyFWC.com/DVgrant or call (850) 617-9540.
Other Grant Programs
Grant programs to fund boater education and safety, aids to navigation, and other projects to enhance recreational boating in Florida may be established as funding is received. Consult this site for any future additions.
Related Grants Programs
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Clean Marina Program
- Clean Vessel Act Grants
- Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program
- Coastal Partnership Initiative
- Florida Communities Trust, Parks and Open Space
- Florida Communities Trust, Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts
- Land and Water Conservation Fund
- Recreational Trails Program
Florida Inland Navigation District
- Local Government Waterways Assistance Programs
- Cooperative Assistance Programs (State, Federal & Regional Governments)
- Small-scale Derelict Vessel Removal
Florida Department of Commerce