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Boating Infrastructure Grants

Grants to Michigan Agencies, IHEs, and Private Facilities
for Construction of Leisure Boating Facilities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Deadline Date:

04/01/21 5:00 PM Email Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Michigan local governments, public IHEs, and private facilities 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.

Program Objectives:

To provide construction of 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 15 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.

Term of Contract:

The Grantee shall use the funds provided by the DNR in the grant agreement solely for the purpose and completion of the project work within three (3) years from the date of the grant agreement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local units of government (city, village, township or county), public universities, and private facilities may apply.

Activities that are not allowed under the program include:
- Routine custodial and/or janitorial maintenance activities (those that occur regularly on an annual or more frequent basis);
- Construction of slips for long-term rental (more than 15 days);
- Construction or maintenance of facilities designed for trailerable boats;
- Maintenance or dredging;
- Dry land storage or haul out facilities;
- Activities or construction that does not provide public benefit.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by April 1 at 5 p.m.

Timeline:
The grant application initial review and funding process begins April 1. If the application is approved to proceed, the applicant will then be asked to develop and complete a proposal and associated federal forms to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the end of September (exact date to be announced). If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves the project, the applicant will then be asked to submit a full package of required documents and sign a third-party agreement with the DNR before proceeding with final engineering documents and construction.

Grant funding covers 75% of the total approved project costs for construction of infrastructure improvement projects started after formal award of the Boating Infrastructure funding. The remaining cost-share funds must come from applicants based on non-federal sources.

On-site investigation by DNR staff may be required to determine suitability of proposed work; applicant may be required to document area boating demand.

All grant funds shall be released as reimbursement.

Contact Information:

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

Grant applications must be emailed to program manager Paul Petersen:

Paul Petersen, Waterways Grants Program Manager
DNR, Parks and Recreation Division
petersenp@michigan.gov
517-284-6122

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