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Sport Fish Restoration - Fishing Pier


These grants may be used to construct fishing piers that are primarily designed to provide public access for shore fishing.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted yearly by the date below:

  • Sport Fish Restoration Fishing Pier - October 1

Who can apply

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.


Eligible projects are fishing pier construction and renovations. Facilities that provide access to and amenities for fishing piers may also be eligible. Matching contributions for these grants must be from non-federal sources.


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.

Federal Government Transition from DUNS to UEI

As of April 4, 2022, the federal government discontinued using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities. Previously, DNR grantees receiving federal funds needed to provide a DUNS number as part of the grant process. As of April 4th, grantees receiving federal funds will now have to provide a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in (office website of the U.S. government). Entities registered in prior to April 4th already have their UEI viewable in The following website provides more information regarding the transition from DUNS number to UEI:

At this time, the DUNS field on the application has not been transitioned to accept the UEI number. Please include your UEI number in your application email.

Application materials

Note: If you are having problems opening forms, visit PDF Help.

DO NOT FORGET THE ATTACHMENTS!! Your application is not considered complete if you do not include the required attachments

  • Project resolution by grant applicant authorizing participation. A sample resolution can be found under the Applying tab.
  • Project location clearly marked on a map
  • Project area footprint outlined on a map
  • Topographical map of project location showing land disturbance area
  • Illustration (drawings/photos) of project area in its current condition including all existing facilities
  • Drawings or site plan of the proposed project area including buildings, parking lots, ramps piers, etc.
  • Preliminary or final engineering plans for all grant project components that include pier designs that show pier approach, the water depth along the pier, and the width and length of the piers
  • Draft easement, lease, or MOU/MOA document (if development project is on land not owned by applicant)
  • Copy of required permit(s) (if already recieved)

Submitting an application

All grant applications must be sent to the department by the date listed in the Deadlines Tab.
Email applications to

In the subject line of the email, enter the type of grant you are applying for. All application materials should be saved in PDF format and should not exceed 15 megabytes (MB) in size. If email size (including attachments) exceeds 15 MB, send documents in multiple emails. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application has been submitted by the deadline. The applicant will receive a confirmation email when the application has been received or if any additional materials are required.


Priority rank

This scoring sheet contains the established priorities.


Reimbursement materials


Contact information
For additional information about the Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) grant program, please contact:
Faith Murray
Grant Program Manager