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Grants to Localities for Public Boating Access Facilities

Grant Program Highlights

  • Available to Virginia localities
  • Provides up to 75% of the approved project costs to construct or renovate boating access facilities for trailer or non-trailer hand launch facilities
  • Funds provided on a reimbursement basis
  • Applications due by October 1, 2014
  • Award anticipated by January 1, 2015
  • Grant Agreements shall be signed by April 1, 2015

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries announces the availability of grants for fiscal year (FY) 2015 and requests applications. Eligible to receive grants are Virginia localities (Counties, Cities, and Towns). The purposes of the grants are to assist localities in providing public opportunities for boating access facilities for new development or the renovation or improvements to existing public boating access facilities.

Recreational boating is a popular activity and there are approximately 250,000 registered boats in Virginia. Many more boats (canoes/kayaks) that are not registered use existing facilities or are in need of additional sites. This grant program provides up to 75% of the approved project costs to construct or renovate boating access facilities for trailer or non-trailer hand-launch boats. Applications are due by October 1, 2014 and grant awards are anticipated by January 1, 2015. Upon notice of award, the local jurisdiction will have until April 1, 2015 to sign a Cooperative Grant Agreement. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.

This is the third year that the Department has funded this grant program. Over the past two years, the Department awarded $572,150 to14 localities for the development or renovation of 18 sites on 12 different river systems.

For more information, contact Steve Kesler at steve.kesler@dgif.virginia.gov, office phone (804) 561-1447 or cell phone (804) 840-9493.

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