Boating Infrastructure Grant Program - Tier 1, Basic

The summary for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program - Tier 1, Basic grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Boating Infrastructure Grant Program - Tier 1, Basic: Recreational boating is a popular activity; there are approximately 13 million registered boats in the U.S. Of this total, an estimated 600,000 are at least 26 feet long and are considered nontrailerable. BIG provides Federal funds to States to construct, renovate, and maintain boating infrastructure facilities for transient, nontrailerable recreational vessels 26 feet in length or longer. Projects completed using BIG funds must provide public access, but may be publicly or privately owned. Some examples of potentially eligible activities include (See Section IV (E), Funding Restrictions for additional information): (a) Mooring buoys (permanently anchored floats designed to tie up eligible recreational vessels); (b) Day-docks (tie-up facilities that do not allow overnight use); (c) Navigational aids (e.g., channel markers, buoys, and directional information); (d) Transient slips (slips that boaters with eligible recreational vessels occupy for no more than 10 consecutive days); FY 2012 BIG Tier 1 RFA 3 (e) Safe harbors (facilities protected from waves, wind, tides, ice, currents, etc., that provide a temporary safe anchorage point or harbor of refuge during storms); (f) Floating docks and fixed piers; (g) Floating and fixed breakwaters; (h) Dinghy docks (floating or fixed platforms that boaters with nontrailerable recreational vessels use for a temporary tie-up of their small boats to reach the shore); (i) Restrooms and showers; (j) Retaining walls; (k) Bulkheads; (l) Dockside utilities; (m) Pumpout stations; (n) Recycling and trash receptacles; (o) Dockside electric service; (p) Dockside water supplies; (q) Dockside pay telephones; (r) Debris deflection booms; (s) Marine fueling stations; and (t) One time dredging, not to exceed 10% of total BIG project costs, including match.
Federal Grant Title: Boating Infrastructure Grant Program - Tier 1, Basic
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-BIG-12-T1
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.622
CFDA Descriptions: Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act
Current Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2011
Posted Date: May 20, 2011
Creation Date: May 20, 2011
Archive Date: Oct 21, 2011
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
BIG provides Federal funds to States to construct, renovate, and maintain boating infrastructure facilities for transient, nontrailerable recreational vessels 26 feet in length or longer. Projects completed using BIG funds must provide public access, but may be publicly or privately owned.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the Governor-designated State agencies in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact the Service (see Section VII, Agency Contacts), as we maintain a list of eligible agencies. Many States allow BIG subgrants to private marinas, local municipalities, or other non-State entities. Interested parties must contact the appropriate State agency representative for detailed information on possible eligibility and application instructions.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/subpages/grantprograms/big/big-nofa12-tier1.pdf
Grant Announcement Contact
Christy Vigfusson Biologist - Grants Phone 703-358-1748

Christy Vigfusson [christy_vigfusson@fws.gov]
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