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February 23, 2016Boating Infrastructure Grant workshop set April 7 in Charleston

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will host a Boating Infrastructure Grant workshop on April 7 in Charleston.

The national Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program in South Carolina is administered by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The BIG program provides grant funding to construct, renovate, and maintain tie-up facilities with features for transient boaters in vessels 26 feet or more in length. Examples of eligible infrastructure that may be funded include floating docks, fixed piers, breakwaters, fueling stations and dockside utilities.

In an effort to educate and inform potential grant recipients on the goals of the program, grantee eligibility, program deadlines, and allowable projects, the DNR will host a Boating Infrastructure Grant workshop from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the DNR's Marine Center located at 217 Ft. Johnson Road in Charleston.

Although the workshop is free, those interested in attending are asked to register to help anticipate the level of attendance. Please register using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WorkshopBIG2016.

Participants are asked to review the published rules and requirements of the program prior to the workshop. Information can be found at: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/big/resources.html.

For questions or to register over the phone or by e-mail, contact Scott Meister at (843) 953-9062 or MeisterS@dnr.sc.gov.

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