Division of Boating and Waterways Local Assistance Boat Launching Facility Grant Program

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Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
  • Loan
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Provide resources to local agencies for developing or improving public boat launching facilities, primarily for motorized vessels.


In accordance with Section 72.5 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, Boat Launching Facility (BLF) grants are provided to local government agencies for the construction or improvement of boat launching ramps, restrooms, boarding floats, shore protection, parking for vehicles and boat trailers, and ancillary items.  Also included in the grant are monies to pay for engineering, construction inspection, permits from regulatory agencies, special studies, construction contingency, and other project related costs. The primary purpose of the grant is to provide and improve access to California’s waterways by the recreational boating public using trailerable watercraft.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Local government agencies including cities and counties; federal government; and special districts.

Eligible Geographies:

Waterways within California

Matching Funding Requirement:


Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
N/A (Continuous)
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 Year (+extensions)

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:


How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Joe Dux, 1-916-327-1816, joe.dux@parks.ca.gov