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Boating Infrastructure Grants Available for Marina Operators


Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692
cell (916) 715-1657

June 11, 2009


SACRAMENTO - Marina operators can now apply for national boating infrastructure (BIG) grants for transient boat dock improvements through the California Department of Boating and Waterways. The deadline to submit grant proposal applications is Monday, August 24, 2009.

BIG is a national competitive program open to both publicly- and privately-owned marinas with available funding totaling $13 million. Eligible projects include installation or upgrades of visitor tie-up facilities for recreational boats 26-feet-long or longer, and renovation or construction of visitor docks, restrooms gangways and dockside utility hookups.

Applicants should first review the federal guidelines, to determine if they meet the necessary requirements. Eligibility criteria and submission information can be obtained by visiting www.dbw.ca.gov/Funding/BIG.aspx or contacting Kevin Atkinson at (916) 327-1788.

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The Department of Boating and Waterways enhances public access to California's waterways and promotes on-the-water safety through programs funded by vessel registration fees, boating fuel tax dollars and boating facility construction loan payments.