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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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Central California Joint Cable Fisheries Liaison Committee

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants 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 2018 calendar year.

Qualifying expenses include the following:

The following purchased item is approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $3,500:

1. (One) New Replacement Life Raft***:

a. When an authorized service agent declares a life raft that the applicant has previously had re-packed unserviceable, or the life raft is lost, the Committee may grant up to an annual limit of $3,500 for the purchase of a New Replacement Life Raft. To receive reimbursement for the new replacement life raft purchase, applicants must include with their application:

A certificate of failure from an authorized service agent, or a statement describing the circumstances of the life raft's loss, and, a receipt from an authorized service agent for previous re-packing of the condemned/lost life raft.

The following purchased item is approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $1,000:

1. (One) Annual Life Raft Re-pack/Hydrostatic Release**

a. In order to receive reimbursement for the re-pack, applicants must include a receipt for re-packing from an authorized service agent. The amount of reimbursement is limited to the cost of re-packing as shown on the receipt from the authorized service agent (includes one hydrostatic release).

The following purchased items in aggregate are approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $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 Vessel Radio 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 & Associated Appurtenances

* 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:

Qualifying items may be approved for a reimbursement up to an annual limit of $3,500.

-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 2018 (between January 1 and December 31, 2018), except applicants may carry forward into 2018 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 2017 and/or 2018. Gross earnings of fish sales shall be evidenced by State 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 to the Committee Office is 15 January 2019, 5:00 p.m.

A Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Sub-Committee will meet to review and approve or deny applications. Applications received by June 30, 2018 will be reviewed and approved/denied by July 31, 2018. Applications received after June 30, 2018 will be reviewed and approved/denied by January 31, 2019.

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 2019 with funds from the 2019 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.

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:

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

Use one of the following two methods to submit a Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Application

Via U. S. Mail:

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

Direct delivery to:

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

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Geographic Focus:

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