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Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG)

Clearwater Downtown Boat Slips

The Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG) provides funding through competitive and non-competitive grants for tie-up facilities for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer (non-trailerable).

This program is funded from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is expressly used for projects such as:

  • Slips expressly designed for these recreational boats
  • Mooring buoys, day-docks, floating docks, floating breakwaters, safe harbors
  • Fixed piers, fixed breakwaters, retaining walls, bulkheads
  • Channel markers, buoys, directional information
  • Support facilities designated for transient recreational boats such as:
    • Restrooms
    • Pump-out stations
    • Dockside utilities, water supplies, recycling and trash receptacles
    • Initial, one-time only dredging, only to provide transient vessels with safe channel depths to the transient facility.

If you have any questions, send email to or call 850-488-5600.

Application Period

​The application period for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program is closed. The next application period will open summer 2019. For more information, you may contact: or call (850)488-5600

Current Projects

Grantee Project Description Grant Amount
City of Bradenton Twin Dolphin Marina - Transient Docks $910,183
City of Fort Pierce Fort Pierce City Marina - Dinghy Dock $190,688
City of Key West Garrison Bight Marina - Transient Docks $500,000
Marathon Marina Marathon Marina - Transient Docks $1,500,000