Fiscal Year 2018 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 – State)

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293913
Opportunity Number: F17AS00214
Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2018 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Tier 1 – State)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Environment
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: May 18, 2017
Close Date: Sep 11, 2017 This due date allows applications to be received and evaluated prior to the FBMS blackout period. It is 117 days after the estimated posting date.
Last Updated Date: May 18, 2017
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Description: 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) 2018 BIG Tier 1 â¿¿ State grants. The NOFO for FY 2018 BIG Tier 2 National grants is a separate announcement at Grants.gov(F17AS00215).
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