|The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) provides grant funding to individuals, private businesses and organizations, universities, and local and state governments to benefit recreational fishing and boating. |
Each year the DMF announces the availability of funding through the Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL) Grant Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG). The annual funding announcements will detail eligibility information, how to prepare a proposal, the proposal deadline, and other important information.
See links to program pages at right for all the details.
BIG: Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
The BIG Program provides funding for projects that aim to construct, renovate or maintain infrastructure and amenities for recreational transient vessels.
BIG Program Coordinator
CRFL: Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants Program
The CRFL Grant Program provides funding for projects that aim to manage, protect, restore, develop, cultivate and enhance the marine resources of the state.
CRFL Grant Program Coordinator
CRFL Programs and Reports
Other State-funded grant programs: Currently, the DMF only offers public assistance funding through the BIG and CRFL grant programs. Visit the state’s Community Resource Information System (CRIS) website for a listing of all North Carolina government grants.