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Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP)

Proposed Changes to Guidelines

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to make changes to the Florida Boating Improvement Program Guidelines and application for the 2020 application period. Click the link below to review a draft of the documents. Comments and questions may be sent to

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 next application period will open in February 2020.

The Evaluation Committee for the Florida Boating Improvement Program met on June 25, 2019 to score and rank the applications for FY2019-2020 funding.  Click on the link below to see the ranking and awards.

2019 FBIP Scores and Ranking

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


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