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What Projects are Eligible?
All facilities constructed under BIG P must be:
Designed to accommodate boats 26' in length or greater;
Used by transient boaters (boaters not at their home port and staying not more than 10 consecutive days);
Open to the public;
Designed and constructed so as to last at least 20 years;
Continue to be used for their original stated grant purpose;
Maintained throughout their useful life Typical projects could include the construction or renovation of:
Slips for transient boaters (not more than 10 days);
Navigational aids limited specifically to direct entry to transient, nontrailerable tie up facilities;
Safe harbors for transients;
Initial dredging only to provide transient vessels with safe channel depths. Activities that are not allowed under BIG P would include:
Routine, custodial and/or janitorial maintenance activities (those that occur regularly on an annual or more frequent basis);
Construction of slips for long term rental (more than 10 days);
Construction or maintenance of facilities designed for trailerable boats;
Dry land storage or haul out facilities;
Activities or construction that does not provide public benefit.
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