Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIGP)
The Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIGP) provides funding through competitive grants for tie-up facilities for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer (non-trailerable). This program is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Eligible Applicants: Local Governments, Native American Tribes, Port Districts, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Organizations, State Agencies, some special purpose districts, if legally authorized to acquire and develop public outdoor recreation facilities.
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Construction or renovation of boating infrastructure such as:
- floating docks
- fixed piers and breakwaters
- day docks
- dinghy docks
- restrooms and showers
- mooring systems
- dockside utilities
- marine fueling stations
- Engineering, planning, and permitting
- Installation of navigational aids
- Production of educational materials
There are two tiers of grants offered in BIGP.
Tier 1: $5,000 - $200,000 – Applicants compete against other projects seeking Tier 1 funding in Florida
Tier 2: $200,001 to $1,500,000 – Applicants compete against all other projects nationwide.
|Grantee||Project Description||Grant Amount||Total Project Amount|
|Boathouse Marina||Transient Docks||$98,629||$131,505|
|City of Bradenton||Twin Dolphin Marina - Transient Docks||$910,183||$1,541,972|
|City of Fernandina Beach||Fernandina Harbor Marina Transient Docks||$1,500,000||$3,085,695|
|City of Fort Pierce||Fort Pierce City Marina - Dinghy Dock||$190,688||$425,725|
|City of Key West||Garrison Bight Marina - Transient Docks||$500,000||$900,000|
|City of St. Petersburg||Municipal Marina Transient Docks||$632,000||$989,000|
|Harbor View Marina||Transient Slips||$220,120||$301,960|
|Las Olas SMA, LLC||Las Olas Marina||$1,114,354||$2,274,191|
|New Port Tampa Bay CDD||West Shore Marina District||$323,951||$661,127|
|Port Canaveral Yacht Club||Transient Docks||$126,901||$272,402|
|Town of Fort Myers Beach||Matanzas Harbor Mooring Field||$43,000||$104,730|