Boating Access Grant Program
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks Boating Access Program
can provide assistance to Municipal,
County and other governmental entities to develop or improve
boating access facilities on public lakes or rivers.
Projects can be new developments or
improvements to existing facilities including, but not limited
The 75/25 match program is funded through the Sport Fish
Restoration, Federal Aid Program and administered by the
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Total
outlay costs and/or in-kind work or donations are eligible for
reimbursement at 75%.
The State Boating Access Program receives funding from the
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act. Funds for the federal
program are derived from the federal gasoline tax generated by
sales of gasoline for recreational motorboats and a federal excise
tax on the sales of fishing tackle and trolling motors. Fifteen
percent of the state's annual apportionment from this federal
program must be used to provide public recreational boating access.
Approval of grants are subject to the availablity of Federal
funding. Sponsors requesting assistance for new boating
access facilities must submit an application to the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for approval prior to
any construction activities for which assistance is requested.
- A minimum of 25% percent of the total cost of the project must
be funded by the grant recipient.
- The cooperator must have full rights to possess and use the
site for a minimum of 25 years.
- Facility must be open to the general public with no user fees
charged for the use of the facility.
- Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines must be
- All applications must be submitted by April 1 of each
For More information
MDWFP/Boating Access Program
1505 Eastover Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211