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Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Program

Grants to California Commercial Fisherman for
Boat Safety Equipment in Morro Bay or Port San Luis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Central California Joint Cable Fisheries Liaison Committee

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $3,500 to California individuals working in commercial fishing based in Morro Bay or Port San Luis to reimburse the purchase of boat safety equipment. Please note that the applicant must be a boat owner. Reimbursements may be requested for purchases that took place during the 2017 calendar year.

Qualifying expenses include the following:

New Replacement Life Raft (Up to $3,500):
When an authorized service agent declares a life raft that the applicant has previously had re-packed unserviceable, the Committee will grant up to an annual limit of $3,500 for the purchase of a New Replacement Life Raft. Applicants must include a certificate of failure from an authorized service agent, and, a receipt for previous re-packing of the condemned raft to receive reimbursement for the new purchase.

One Annual Life Raft Re-Pack/Hydrostatic Release (Up to $1,200):
Applicants must include a receipt for re-packing from an authorized service agent to receive reimbursement.

The following purchased items in aggregate are approved for reimbursement of up to $1,500:
1. (One) New Life Raft * ** ***
2. (One) New EPIRB *
3. (One) EPIRB Battery Replacement/Maintenance
4. (One) EPIRB Hydrostatic Release
5. (One) D.S.C. VHF Marine Radio
6. (One) VHF Marine Radio Antennae
7. (One) Satellite Communication Phone
8. (One) FCC License
9. (One) Bilge Pump
10. (One) Bilge Alarm
11. (One) Watch Alarm
12. (One) Smoke Alarm
13. (One) Carbon Monoxide Alarm
14. (One) Man Overboard Alarm
15. (One) New RADAR
16. (One) RADAR Repair
17. (One) Automatic Identification System (AIS)
18. (One) Onboard Drill Conductor Training Course
19. Fire Suppression Equipment **
20. Flares and Smoke Signal Devices **
21. Survival Suits & Associated Appurtenances **
22. Life Rings & Associated Appurtenances **
23. Navigation Lights **
24. Personal Floatation Devices

* Serial number documentation required
** Per U.S. Coast Guard Requirement for Vessel
*** Applicants may carry forward into 2017 any remaining expense from the purchase of a New Life Raft that was not reimbursed in a prior year of this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177521

Estimated Size of Grant:

-New Replacement Life Raft: Up to $3,500
-Annual Life Raft Re-Pack/Hydrostatic Release: Up to $1,200
-Items Purchased in Aggregate: Up to $1,500

Term of Contract:

The qualifying expenditures to be reimbursed shall be made in calendar year 2017 (between January 1 and December 31, 2017), except applicants may carry forward into 2017 any remaining expense from the purchase of a New Life Raft that was not reimbursed in a prior year of this program, up to an annual limit of $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Owners of vessels that the State of California, Department of Fish & Wildlife has issued a valid California Commercial Fishing Boat Registration; who's Owner or Operator holds a current California Commercial Fishing License; and is used for Commercial Fishing Activities.

Such use shall be evidenced by proof that the vessel has Commercial Fish Landings worth at least five thousand dollars ($5,000) in 2016 and/or 2017. Gross earnings of fish sales shall be evidenced by State of California Department of Fish & Wildlife Landing Receipts.

In addition, the home port of the qualifying vessel must be Morro Bay, California or Port San Luis, California.

Pre-Application Information:

The final deadline for submission of grant requests is January 15, 2018, 5:00 PM.

A Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Sub-Committee will meet to review and approve or deny applications. Applications received by May 31, 2017 will be reviewed and approved/denied by June 30, 2017. Applications received after May 31, 2017 will be reviewed and approved/denied by January 31, 2018.

If the grant funds for this project are exhausted before all valid applications are paid, those applicants that still have valid approved applications, but have not been reimbursed, will be reimbursed in 2018 with funds from the 2018 Commercial Fishing Industry Improvement Fund.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications via US mail to:

Central California Joint Cable
Fisheries Liaison Committee
P.O. Box 2033
Morro Bay, California 93443

Or, deliver to:

525 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, California 93442
* Drop slot in back door

Christopher Kubiak, CCJCFLC Liaison Officer
Phone: (805) 771-9637
Mobile:(805) 441-4838

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Home port must be Morro Bay or Port San Luis