Recreational boating is a popular activity; there are approximately 1 1. 8 million registered motor boats in the United States.
Of this total, an estimated 584,000 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.
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) 2022 BIG Tier 1 State grants.
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Link to Opportunity in SAMS DomesticAdditional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are the Governor-designated State agencies in the United States, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands and the Mayor-designated agency in the District of Columbia.
You may not apply directly if you are not one of these entities. If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact the national contact in Section G.
or your Regional WSFR Office (below). State-specific Regional WSFR Office Contacts: American Samoa, Hawaii: Chris Swenson, Chris_Swenson@fws.gov. 503 231-6758 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam: Ruth Utzurrum, Ruth_Utzurrum@fws.gov, 503-231-2083 Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Heidi Nelson, Heidi_Nelson@fws.gov, 503-231-2096 Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Brian Hobbs, Brian_Hobbs@fws.gov, 505-248-7476 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Craig Kelling, Craig_Kelling@fws.gov, 612-713-5385 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the United States Virgin Islands: Scott Meister, Howard_Meister@fws.gov, 404-679-7180 Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia: Bill Perry, Bill_Perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Michael Cotter, Michael_Cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Alaska: Cary Myler, Cary_Myler@fws.gov, 907-351-7989 California and Nevada: Larry Riley, Lawrence_Riley@fws.gov, 916-978-6182Full Opportunity Web Address:https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com/grants?id=grants_funding_opportunity&table=u_domestic_funding_opportunity&sys_id=abea6ce61bc8911048dbed3ce54bcbbb&view=DefaultContact: Agency Email Description:
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