Division of Boating and Waterways Local Assistance Floating Restroom Grant Program

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Closed (3 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



Provide resources for keeping boater sewage from lakes and reservoirs


The Floating Restroom Grant Program provides floating restroom units to lakes and reservoirs across California. The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) procures, delivers, and grants the DBW-designed and developed  floating restroom to the recipient. The grant recipient then places the floating restrooms at on-water locations convenient to boaters and maintains the units for a minimum of 10 years. The Clean Vessel Act grant program also offers maintenance and rehabilitation funds for the floating restrooms. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Local, State, and federal governmental entities that operate  inland lakes or reservoirs.

Eligible Geographies:

Inland Lakes and Reservoirs

Matching Funding Requirement:

Grantee is responsible for operation and maintenance at no cost to the State for 10 years after deployment.

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.
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 Year

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.
  • Both

Funding Source Notes:

Combination of Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund and Federal Clean Vessel Act funds

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:

This is a zero dollar grant; DBW purchases the restroom on behalf of the recipient.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Deborah Holmes, 1-916-327-1822, deborah.holmes@parks.ca.gov

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