For Immediate Release: 7/12/2017
2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators
CONTACT: Adeline Yee I Information Officer I 916.651.8725
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Public and private marina owners can now apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). The deadline to submit applications to DBW is Aug. 1, 2017.
BIG is a competitive program open to both publicly and privately owned marinas to renovate or construct visitor docks, restrooms, gangways and dockside utility hook-ups for recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length. California BIG funding for 2017/18 totals $1.7 million. A total of $8 million is available for BIG projects nationally.
The BIG Program is intended to:
- Enhance access to recreational, historic, cultural and scenic resources
- Strengthen community ties to water’s edge and economic benefits
- Promote public/private partnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities
- Provide continuity of public access to the shore
- Promote awareness to transient boating opportunities
BIG is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
Applicants should first review the federal guidelines and application instructions to determine if they meet the necessary requirements. Marina operators eligible to compete in this program should contact Lisa Fernandes at Lisa.Fernandes@parks.ca.gov or (916) 327-1819.
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