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Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Program

ABOUT THE BSE GRANT

In accordance with Title 14, 6594.1, of the California Government Code of Regulations, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) provides grants to local government agencies to purchase boating safety and law enforcement equipment through the Law Enforcement Equipment Grant Program.

Agencies interested in applying for a grant must submit an online grant application between February 1st and April 30th of each year, prior to the start of the federal fiscal year in which grant funds are requested. You may submit applications via OLGA only. Please see directions at the top of this page.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Local government agencies who can demonstrate a need for boating safety and law enforcement equipment pursuant to the application assessment criteria. Grants are for local boating safety and law enforcement only.

MARINE PATROL ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT IS ELIGIBLE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO FOR FUNDING

     ·Law Enforcement Patrol Boats
     ·Marine Patrol Equipment
     ·Personal Watercraft (PWC)
     ·Search and Rescue Equipment
     ·Dive Gear
     ·Engines, repowers and replacements


DIRECTIONS

HOW TO APPLY?

Grant applications may be submitted via DBW's Online Grant Application (OLGA) system only.

OLGA TRAINING

DBW will conduct OLGA training sessions for new and returning users. You are encouraged to attend one or all of the training sessions. 

Please download the OLGA Step by Step Instructions and the specific instructions for the BSE and/or SAVE grants using the hyperlinks located in the Step by Step’s on page 6, Step 6: “Start a New Application”, #6.12. Review this information before beginning your application. For those familiar with OLGA, you may wish to review this training material before reapplying.

Please submit your RSVP by close of business one week prior to the training date via email to Joanna.andrade@parks.ca.gov.

Please include the following information in your email:

1 Name of attendee(s)
2 Agency
3 Phone Number(s)
4 Date(s) of attendance

To attend any or all of the training sessions, use the following teleconference number:

CONFERENCE CALL PROCEDURE:

1. Call 877-972-0570
2. Type in the PARTICIPANT CODE: 64570529 and press the # key
3. Conference call will be engaged


New OLGA users creating the first application:

 
 Date  Time
 February 1, 2017  9:00AM - 11:00AM
 April 5, 2017  9:00AM - 11:00AM
 September 29, 2017  9:00AM - 11:00AM

 
Existing users who wish to learn how to copy a previous OLGA grant application with new updates:
 Date  Time
 February 1, 2017  1:30PM - 2:30PM
 April 5, 2017  1:30PM - 2:30PM
 September 29, 2017  9:00AM - 11:00AM




Other DBW grant programs will be made available online through OLGA at future dates. DBW will update the website as these programs become activated. For more information, please contact Joanna Andrade at Joanna.Andrade@parks.ca.gov or (916) 327-0682.

How do I appeal the denial of a permit, license or application? Use the following information only to appeal the denial of an application. Contact the Deputy Director of the Division at:

E-mail: Lupe Perez-Samaniego 
Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Director
Call: 916-327-1778
Write: Lynn Sadler, Deputy Director
One Capitol Mall, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Funding is provided by the Federal Trust Fund (Recreational Boating Grant)