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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 benefitting motorized vessels in 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, mooring buoys, 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

January 19, 2024 through March 20, 2024

Technical Assistance

Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held four technical assistance sessions for potential applicants interested in the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program. Below is a recording of one of the sessions.  Also, the presentation from the sessions is available below in the Related Documents.  For more information, email or call (850)488-5600.

Boating Access Grants Technical Assistance Session

Recording of the 2024 Technical Assistance Session for the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grants Program.

Submitting Proposals

Applicants must deliver one physical application with attachments, and one electronic 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, Room #235
Attn: FBIP Administrator
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

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

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