West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND)

What is West Coast Inland Navigation District ?

The West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) is a multi-county special taxing district, comprised of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties, with an estimated 1.1 million people. The District assists in the planning and implementation of waterway projects that promote safe navigation and the enjoyment of water-based activities.  
Florida Administrative Rule 66A-2
Chapter 374 Florida Statutes

Call For Grant Applications 2020-2021 (Deadline April 8, 2020)

Waterway Development Program (WWDP)

Categories for funding:

  • Law Enforcement;
  • Navigation Improvement;
  • Environmental Education;
  • Boating Safety and Education; and
  • Boating Recreation.

Applications are accepted from County departments/agencies, municipalities and non-profit agencies from February 15 - April 8, 2020. Upon approval by the Board of County Commissioners, these applications are forwarded to WCIND for formal acceptance in September. Applicants are notified and a formal contract is developed for each approved project.  

County Navigation Improvement Fund (CNIF)

These funds are a designated portion of the WCIND reserves, which are allocated to be used by the respective Counties for navigation improvement only (primarily survey and dredging projects). The Board of County Commissioners can request these funds throughout the year as needed.


  • WCIND Grant Coordinator
  • (941) 748-4501 ext. 6052
  • Email Us