2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — 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 (at) parks.ca (dot) gov or (916) 327-1819.

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California State Parks Mission

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.

CONTACT: Adeline Yee I Information Officer I 916.651.8725

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