Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act – BIG Tier 1

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327482
Opportunity Number: F21AS00002
Opportunity Title: Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act – BIG Tier 1
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.622
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jun 03, 2020
Close Date: Sep 14, 2020 State agency applicants must submit applications through GrantSolutions or Grants.gov by the deadline. The deadline for receipt is September 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PDT. The Service recommends that you submit your application early enough to address any unforeseen technical complications. We also recommend that you verify that all documents have been received through the Grants.gov Workspace with your Regional WSFR Office before the deadline. The Service will not consider applications received after the deadline. Applicants requesting comments or assistance with their applications are encouraged to submit applications to their Regional WSFR Office at least 4 weeks prior to the due date. Although there is no guarantee that the Regional WSFR Office will provide comments, feedback may include recommendations to improve the application.
Last Updated Date: Jun 03, 2020
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: Recreational boating is a popular activity; there are approximately 11 million registered motor boats in the United States. Of this total, an estimated 578,000 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 package is the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 BIG Tier 1 State grants.
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