Grant Programs


The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries provides grant funding to individuals, private businesses and organizations, universities, and local and state governments to benefit recreational fishing and boating. Periodically, the division announces the availability of funding through the Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL) Grant Program, the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG), and state and federal economic relief programs. Funding announcements will detail eligibility information, how to prepare a proposal, the proposal deadline, and other important information. In addition, the division also helps to administer the Commercial Fishing Resource Fund.