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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


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


Application Period

Closed. The next application period will be February 2020 - April 2020.

Submitting Proposals

Applicants must deliver three (3) hard copies of the application and attachments and one (1) electronic copy of the application and attachments on a CD 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.

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