For Immediate Release: 12/24/2015
California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Beach Erosion and Restoration Grants Available
SACRAMENTO, CA.—The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications for beach erosion control projects and beach restoration projects. The deadline to submit applications for the fiscal year 2017/18 state budget is Monday February 1, 2016.
Beach erosion and restoration grants assist government agencies by providing funding for projects that stop or reverse the impact of erosion on California’s shoreline. Generally, agencies use erosion control grants to build structures that protect developed shoreline areas against wave erosion, and they use restoration grants to strategically place sand on eroded beaches.
Sections 65 through 67.3 of the California Harbors and Navigation Code authorize DBW to:
- study beach erosion problems;
- act as shore protection advisor to all agencies of government;
- plan, design and construct protective works when funds are provided by the Legislature.
The federal River and Harbor Act of 1962, as amended, allows DBW to participate in beach erosion control projects undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
To apply for a grant, an agency must submit an application to DBW requesting funding for a specific phase of the project (study, planning, feasibility, design, or construction) along with a resolution from their governing body authorizing the application for grant funding. The completed application will:
- describe the problem,
- proposed solution,
- the scope and cost of the proposed solution,
- funding partners,
- consequences if the problem is not addressed,
- and project history.
The grants are open to federal, state, and local government agencies. The application and additional information about the application process are available at DBW’s web site.
For more information on these grant programs, or to answer questions on the application process, please contact DBW Erosion Control Programs Manager Casey Caldwell at (916) 327-1787.
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