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Boat Launching Facilities (BLF) Grant

Grants to California Agencies to
Develop and Improve Boating Facilities

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California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW)

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Grants to California government agencies for the development and improvement of boat launching facilities throughout the state. Applicants are advised to contact program staff prior to applying. The following types of projects may receive funding through this program:

-Boat Launch Ramp
-Parking Area Development/Expansion/Improvement
-Restrooms (including potable water and sewer if accessible)
-Path of Travel (to meet accessibility requirements between BLF components)
-Boarding Floats (motorized and non-motorized)
-Boat Launching Facility Breakwater Protection
-Security Lighting
-Slope Protection
-Dredging (as part of development of a new ramp or improvement to an existing ramp)
-Accessibility Improvements
-Project Permitting
-Mitigation (as required by permitting agencies as permitting funding allows)
-Landscaping (as required by permitting agencies)
-Fish Cleaning Station
-Pay Kiosk/Stations
-Simple Message Board and Signage
-Facility Entrance/Exit Adjustments to Improve Traffic/ Pedestrian Safety
-Boating Safety Improvements
-Boat Wash-Down Station
-Boat Staging Area
-Minor Landscaping
-Security Gate
-Solar Panels or Wind Turbines (to power BLF components)
-Vehicle Charging Station

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150497

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to qualifying public agencies to fund boat launching facilities.

Applicants may indicate one of the following entity types on the application form:
-Special District
-Federal Government
-Other Public Agency (specify)

Not Fundable with DBW Local Assistance Grant Funding
-Major Landscaping and Picnicking Amenities
-Environmental Impact Reports
-Recreation Shade Structures (except in Counties with average summer high temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater)
-Maintenance Dredging
-Any improvements to benefit private businesses/entities or restricted use areas
-Any improvement to adjacent structures or properties not directly related to the BLF
-Improvements where usage benefits profit making industries
-Parking or amenities for adjacent non-BLF facilities

Pre-Application Information:

The first step in the grant application process is to contact the Division of Boating and Waterways. This should be done as soon as the need for the improvements is determined. If possible a Department representative may make a reconnaissance survey of the proposed project area to determine the suitability of the project under the Loan and Grant program, the need for improvements, the project scope and anticipated usage of the proposed project, the scope of Department participation, and the willingness and ability of the applicant to meet the program requirements.

Loan and grant applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The current application deadline for Boat Launching Facility grants is February 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

For more information, contact:

Joe Dux
(916) 327-1816

Mail completed application to:

Division of Boating and Waterways
Boating Facilities Development and Financing Program
Attn: Keren Dill, Chief One Capitol Mall, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95814

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California