Boating Grant Programs

Grant programs to enhance boating access and other boating-related activities from the Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP), funding for transient tie-up facilities for boats 26' or longer from the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BigP), assistance for removal of derelict vessels from the Derelict Vessels Removal Grant Program and other boating-related grant programs.

Boats at marina

Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP)
Grant program to enhance boating access and other boating-related activities

Application Period

Closed. The next application period is schedule to open February 2018.

 

Marina

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG)
Grant program for transient tie-up facilities for boats 26 feet or longer

Application Period

May 22, 2017 through August 3, 2017

Derelict Vessel

Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program
Grant program to local governments for the removal of derelict vessels from Florida waters

Application Period

Closed.  The next application period is pending availability of funding.
Go To: MyFWC.com/DVgrant or call (850) 617-9540

Boating education grants

Boating Safety and Education Program
Grant program to improve boater knowledge of boating regulations and safe boating

Application Period

Pending availability of funding


Other Grant Programs

Grant programs to fund boater education and safety, aids to navigation, and other projects to enhance recreational boating in Florida may be established as funding is received. Consult this site for any future additions.

Related Grant Programs



FWC Facts:
Boat/PWC-rental safety instruction must cover the vessel’s operational characteristics, safe operation and right-of-way, your responsibilities and local waterway characteristics.

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