What are the Conditions for BIG Facilities?

Facilities that participate in the program must allow the feature(s) constructed under BIG to:

  • be open to the general public
  • provide access to the shore along with other existing basic features of the facility such as fuel, pumpouts and restrooms


Reasonable rates (prevailing rates in the area) may be charged to boaters for features constructed under BIG, such as transient mooring slips. Collected fees from projects constructed with BIG funds must go back into continuous maintenance and operation of the facility.


Features proposed under BIG cannot cause damage to the environment, nor to historic features. All facilities must comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).