Fiscal Year 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 - State)

The summary for the Fiscal Year 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 - State) 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 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.
Fiscal Year 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 - State): Recreational boating is a popular activity; there are approximately 12 million registered boats in the United States. Of this total, an estimated 560,000 are at least 26 feet long. The Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-178) established the Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG) Program (16 U.S.C. 777g-1) to provide funding to the 50 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 (States) for the construction, renovation and maintenance of boating infrastructure facilities for transient recreational vessels at least 26 feet long that are operated, leased, rented, or chartered primarily for pleasure. The Act amended the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777). Subsequent reauthorizations of the Act allow expenditures from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and the continuation of the BIG Program.

Boating infrastructure means the structures, equipment, accessories, and services that are necessary or desirable for a facility to accommodate eligible vessels. Transient vessels are those passing through or by a place, staying up to 15 days. Projects completed using BIG funds must provide public access, but may be publicly or privately owned.

This document is the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 BIG Tier 1 â¿¿ State grants. The NOFO for FY 2017 BIG Tier 2 National grants is a separate announcement at
Federal Grant Title: Fiscal Year 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 - State)
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00269
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 323690, 323695
CFDA Descriptions: Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act
Current Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2016 This due date allows applications to
Original Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2016 This due date allows applications to
Posted Date: Jun 10, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 7, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 10, 2016
Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Grants Brad Gunn 703-358-2009
Work email

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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