California State Parks - Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW)
Grants to California government agencies for activities to protect the State's coasts and beaches. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to reduce beach erosion and resultant economic loss, preserve shorelines, and maintain important recreational beach areas.
California's coast, one of the most precious resources, is a naturally eroding shoreline. It is both economically and socially important to minimize the loss of the State's beaches and to preserve its coastal resources. When erosion threatens to damage valuable public infrastructure, or there is not enough beach width to accommodate the recreational needs of the local population and the State's many visitors, beach erosion control projects at carefully selected places can slow the erosion.
DBW administers two coastal protection programs: The Shoreline Erosion Control Program and the Public Beach Restoration Program.
The objectives of these programs can be achieved by:
GrantWatch ID#: 150441
There is no maximum or minimum grant amount per project. In recent years, the smallest grants for study projects have been in the $40,000-$50,000 range. The largest annual grants for beach restoration projects have been in the $5 million-$6.5 million range.
The Shoreline Erosion Control Program can fund up to 50 percent of nonfederal project costs.
The Public Beach Restoration Program can fund up to 85 percent of nonfederal project costs at nonstate beaches.
DBW grant funds are not available to grantees until a fully executed grant agreement is in place. DBW will not fund any project work that occurs before that time.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications may be submitted online or by mail.
Online Application Portal: https://olga.dbw.parks.ca.gov/egrams_dbw/user/login.aspx
Casey Caldwell, Boating Facilities Development and Financing Unit
Shoreline and Beach Grant Programs
Attn: Casey Caldwell, Project Manager
California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
Boating Facilities Development & Financing Unit
One Capitol Mall, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95814
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