Federal grant program to improve boating infrastructure in 20 states

April 7th, 2022

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program will provide more than $18 million in grant funding for 20 states to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. States receiving BIG grants include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, […]

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Department of Transportation announces new port infrastructure grants

March 2nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced nearly $450 million in newly available grant funding for port-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)—by far the largest investment in the program ever. These grants will help ports expand capacity and improve the movement of goods through the nation’s supply chains. The announcement […]

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Federal grants pay for boating infrastructure projects

June 27th, 2019

The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program, which funnels federal fuel taxes paid by recreational boaters back to the states to attract visiting boaters with amenities such as secure overnight dockage, has $24.7 million in funds available to local governments, port agencies, private marinas and boat clubs. The associated visiting boater spending that BIG projects draw […]

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$20 million in grants for recreational boating projects

April 9th, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program continues its contributions to recreational boaters and local communities through this year’s award of $20.6 million in grants to states and U.S. territories to support recreational boating. Grantees use BIG funds to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient […]

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