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Facility Grants and Loans

Grants and Loans Available for Recreational Boating Facilities with Public Access

Loan and grant applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The current application deadline for Boat Launching Facility and Non-Motorized Boating Facility Grants is February 1, 2018. The Ramp Repair and Modifications Grant application deadline is October 1, 2017 for funding in Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Applications for Private Loans, Local Assistance Loans, and Boat Launching Facilities (BLF) Grants will be considered for funding in the State's Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget. Applications for Non-Motorized Boating Facility Grants will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

Grants and loans are awarded on a competitive basis.

Grants are made to qualifying public agencies to fund facilities such as boat launching ramps, boarding floats, and associated parking areas, restrooms, and lighting for motorized and non-motorized boaters.

Loans are made to qualifying public and private entities to pay for improvements to marinas.

See below for useful documents pertaining to grant and loan applications:

Application Instructions
Boat Launch Facility Grant Scope Items Guide 
Resolution Samples and Instructions 
Application Packet Checklist
Local Assistance Boat Launching Facility (BLF) Grant Ranking Worksheet
Non-Motorized Boating Facility Grant Ranking Worksheet
Ramp Repair and Modification Grant Ranking Worksheet
Application for Private and Publically Owned Marina Loan Funding 
Application for Boat Launching Facilities Grant Funding 
Application for Non-Motorized Boating Facility Grant Funding 
Application for Ramp Repair and Modification Grant Funding 

For more information, please contact Joe Dux at or (916) 327-1816