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Boating Infrastructure Grants

Grants to Michigan Municipalities & Non-Profits
for Construction of Leisure Boating Facilities

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Deadline Date:

04/01/15 5:00 PM


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Grants to Michigan municipalities, IHEs, and non-profits for construction of leisure boating facilities. Eligible facilities accommodate boats at least 26 feet in length, are used by transient boaters, are open to the public, and are maintained throughout their useful life of at least 20 years.

Specifically, funds will be provided for recreational boating facilities in the state that meet the following goals:

• Create dockage for transient recreational boats 26 feet or larger in order to provide access to recreational opportunities and safe harbors;
• Provide navigational aids for transient boaters using these facilities;
• Enhance access to recreational, historic, cultural, natural, and scenic resources;
• Strengthen local ties to the boating community and its economic benefits;
• Promote public/private partnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities;
• Provide continuity of public access to the water, and;
• Promote awareness of transient boating opportunities.

All facilities constructed under this program must be:
• Designed to accommodate boats 26 feet or greater in length;
• Used by transient boaters (boaters not at their home port and staying not more than 10 consecutive days);
• Open to the public;
• No commercial uses or seasonal slips allowed;
• Designed and constructed to last at least 20 years;
• Continue to be used for their original stated grant purpose; and
• Maintained throughout their useful life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143859

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding covers 75% of the total approved project costs for construction of infrastructure.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Private facilities

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are awarded based on Parks and Recreation Division review, prioritization, and funding appropriation. Large projects will require completed preliminary engineering study and permit approval prior to grant consideration for construction.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Paul Petersen, Waterways Grant Program Manager
DNR, Parks and Recreation Division

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan

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