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Grants to Wisconsin Agencies, Districts, Tribes, and Lake Associations to Improve Fishing Facilities

Sports Fish Restoration (SFR) - Fishing Pier


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Wisconsin government agencies, tribes, districts, and lake associations for the construction of fishing facilities. Applicants must contact the project manager prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for the construction and renovation of fishing piers that are primarily designed to provide public access for shore fishing. Facilities that provide access to and amenities for fishing pier structures may also be eligible.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Counties, towns, cities, villages, tribes, sanitary districts, public inland lake protection, and rehabilitation districts, and qualified lake associations are eligible to apply for this grant program.

The following costs are not eligible in any of the subaward grant programs:
1. Project supplies not directly related to the implementation of the project and outside of the support cost parameters listed above
2. Purchase of motor vehicles or trucks
3. Land acquisition
4. Department staffing costs related to the implementation of the project (includes salaries, hourly wages, and fringe benefits)

Pre-Application Information
Grant application materials for fishing pier projects must be submitted by 11:59 P.M., Oct. 1.

Before applying you should:
1; Read Program Guidance for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Subaward Grant Program: Boating Infrastructure Grant, Clean Vessel Act, and Sport Fish Restoration for Boat Access and Fishing Piers.
2. Contact the grant program manager to discuss your project prior to submitting the program application.

Grantees receiving federal funds have to provide a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in Entities registered in prior to April 4th already have their UEI viewable in

These grant programs are administered as reimbursement programs. This means you must incur and pay all costs associated with the project before seeking reimbursement from the Department.

Subrecipients are required to contribute a percentage of the total project costs as defined in their grant agreement; normally between 25-50%.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum grant amount of funding allowed under these programs is 75% of the total eligible project cost.

Contact Information
Email applications to

In the subject line of the email, enter the type of grant you are applying for.

Grant Program Manager
Faith Murray

Chris Stockner, Grants Specialist

WI Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Call 1-888-936-7463

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