$945,000 Grant Approved for Boating Facility
Contact: Gloria Sandoval (916) 263-0788
May 23, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Boating and Waterways Commission approved a $945,000 boat launching facility grant to the City of Clearlake.
The grant will be used to lengthen one existing boarding float to Redbud Park’s Thompson Harbor Boat Launching Facility. Other improvements include two new boarding floats, dredging, parking lot improvements and security lighting for a portion of the parking area and courtesy dock entrance.
Grant and loan applications are submitted to the Department of Boating and Waterways and funding for approved projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of vessel gasoline and the repayment of principal and interest on department-made loans.
The department provides grants to a county, city, district or other public agency for the construction of small craft boating launching facilities and loans to local agencies for the construction of small craft harbors. These grants and loans require the consent of the Boating and Waterways Commission.