Division of Boating and Waterways Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE) FY23

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Improve public and navigational safety and reduce environmental damage.


This program provides funding for abatement, removal, storage and disposal as a public nuisance of abandoned recreational vessels and/or the destruction of surrendered recreational vessels that may become a threat to navigation.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Local government agencies (counties, cities, port districts, and/or other special districts) that have citation authority over their area of responsibility.

Eligible Geographies:

California navigable waterways

Matching Funding Requirement:

Grantees contribute 10 percent or in-kind match.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
20 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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 – Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF).  AWAF is a special fund (HNC525(1)(a)).

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)

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How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Ron Kent, 1-916-902-8821, ron.kent@parks.ca.gov