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Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP)

St. Marks Boat Ramp

The Florida Boating Improvement Program provides funding through competitive grants for boating access projects and other boating-related activities on coastal and/or inland waters of Florida. Eligible program participants include county governments, municipalities and other governmental entities of the state of Florida

Eligible uses of program funds include:

  • Boat ramps; lifts and hoists; marine railways; and other public launching facilities
  • Piers, docks and other mooring facilities
  • Recreational channel marking and other uniform waterway markers
  • Derelict vessel removal
  • Boating education
  • Economic development initiatives that promote boating
  • Other local boating-related activities that enhance boating access for recreational boaters

Application Period

Closed.  The application period opened February 1, 2021 and closed on April 6, 2021.

Submitting Proposals

Applicants must deliver three (3) hard copies of the application with attachments and one (1) electronic copy of the application with attachments on or before the last day of the announced submission period, no later than the close of business to the following address:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Boating and Waterways Section
Attn: FBIP Administrator
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

For more information, email or call (850) 488-5600.

Technical Assistance for Applicants

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held four live webinars in January 2021 to provide technical assistance to prospective grant applicants. The presentation can be found in the Related Documents below. The application period for the Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP) begins February 1, 2021 and ends April 6, 2021. Email questions to or call (850) 488-5600

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