FWC’s Boating and Waterways, Derelict Vessel Program has revised its derelict vessel removal grant guidelines to include the following:
FWC will now pay 100% of all removal costs incurred by counties and cities as reimbursement for the DV removal grant.
Applicants are no longer required to match at 25% to receive assistance from the state on derelict vessel removal grants.
Applications will now be accepted on a continuing basis without deadlines as long as funding is available. When an applicant has a project application ready to submit, they may submit it at any time as long as funding is available. There will no longer be application periods with deadlines. Funding is available on a first come first served basis.
State funding may now be used to assist with derelict vessels tied to public and private property that are there without the consent of the property owner. Vessels owned by the property owner and marinas are not eligible to use this state funding.
Grants for derelict vessel funding are available to city and county governments only. These grants are not available to Non-Governmental Organizations or private citizens.
For questions please call Phil Horning at 850-617-9540