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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 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

February 1, 2023 - April 4, 2023

Technical Assistance

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host four online technical assistance sessions for potential applicants interested in the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program at the dates and times listed below.  Click the link on the date and time to join the session.  All times shown are Eastern Standard Time.

Also, the Technical Assistance Presentation is available for download.  For more information, please call the Boating and Waterways Section at (850) 488-5600 or email FBIP@MyFWC.com or BIGP@MyFWC.com.

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 FBIP@MyFWC.com or call (850) 488-5600.

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