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FWC announces final opportunity for municipalities, counties to apply for derelict vessel removal funds

Media contact: Rob Klepper, Robert.Klepper@MyFWC.com Release Date: 04-30-2019   All Articles Tags:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the opportunity for state, county, municipal and other authorized governmental entities to apply for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants.  The third application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program begins Monday May 6 at 8 a.m. (EDT) and ends Wednesday June 19 at 5 p.m. (EDT). Applications received after Wednesday June 19 will not be eligible for consideration for round three. 

Total funding available to state, county and city governments allocated for derelict vessel removal for fiscal year 2018-2019 is $1 million. The Commission Derelict Vessel Final Removal Funding Opportunity Program application and guidelines can be downloaded at MyFWC.com/DVGrant.  

Funds for removal of derelict vessels that meet the requirements may be applied for at any time during this opportunity period. Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds have been expended. Applicants should call the FWC Boating and Waterways Section at 850-617-9540 to determine available funding before mailing or emailing an application.

Projects must be executed immediately upon receipt of an approved purchase order. Payment will be issued upon completion of the closeout requirements in the Commission Derelict Vessel Final Removal Funding Opportunity Program Guidelines.

For further information, potential applicants can contact Phil Horning, Derelict Vessel Program Administrator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways Section, 850-617-9540 or Phil.Horning@MyFWC.com