The New Jersey Department of Transportation's Office of Maritime Resources (NJDOT/OMR) administers the National Boating Infrastructure Grant (NBIG) program. Marinas are encouraged
to review the grant guidelines and criteria for NBIG. All project
costs are pro-rated to serve a transient boating population, and there
is a 25 percent match associated with receipt of the NBIG funds. The project budget must be clear, reasonable and cost-efficient. Applicants
may apply for Tier 1, Tier 2, or both, so long as the projects are
not one and the same. Interested parties must
review the final
Federal Register announcement regarding the particulars of the
The NJDOT/OMR is currently accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for FY 2015 funding. A LOI is the first step in the NBIG application
process. Once your LOI has been approved by the NJDOT/OMR, draft proposals are due to the NJDOT/OMR by July 25, 2014 and final proposals are due by August 19, 2014. A package of information, "What you need to know to apply for NBIG funding" (pdf 404k) is available for interested
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Also, the National Boating Infrastructure Grant program’s sponsoring agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has a template (pdf 124k) for developing a "BIG" grant proposal. This document is designed to provide additional guidance on completing the standard grant narrative for all proposals. Tier II applicants, note the section on addressing the criteria for Tier II proposals that determines the point values used by USFWS in the ranking and scoring process.
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