Fish and Wildlife Service awards grants to 32 states

Published On: April 6, 2016Categories: Industry News, News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering nearly $14 million in grants to 32 states, commonwealths and territories to support recreational boating through the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program.

The BIG funds are used to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient recreational boats that are 26 feet or more in length and used for recreation. The funds can be used to produce and distribute information about the program and recreational boating.

Funding for the BIG program comes from the Sport Fish and Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which boaters and manufacturers support through excise and other taxes on certain fishing and boating equipment and gasoline.

For more information, contact the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program.