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- Renovating boat launches
- Adding guest moorage facilities
- Building parking, restrooms, and other boating amenities
Who May Apply?
- Local agencies
- Park and recreation districts
- Public utility districts
- Port districts
- Native American Tribes
- State agencies
The above entities must be authorized legally to develop, operate, and maintain recreational facilities.
Funding is awarded every 2 years and comes from a portion of the gasoline tax paid by boaters.
|Project Type||Grant Limit|
|Combination of acquisition and planning OR acquisition and development||$1 million|
|Planning (architecture, engineering, environmental review, permitting)||The lesser of $200,000 or 20 percent of the estimated construction cost for a development or combined acquisition and development project.|
|Project Type||Administrative Costs Allowed|
|Acquisition||5 percent of the total acquisition costs|
|Development and renovation||Architecture and engineering costs are limited to 20 percent of the total development project cost.|
Match may include the following:
- Applicant’s labor, equipment, and materials
- Appropriations or cash
- Conservation futures
- Corrections labor
- Donations of cash, land, labor, equipment, and materials
- Federal, state, local, and private grants
Local agencies and special purpose districts must provide 25 percent match for each project, and at least 10 percent of the total project cost must be from a non-state, non-federal contribution.
State applicants do not need to provide match.
Tribes need to provide 25 percent match.
|Eligible Projects||Ineligible Projects|
|Acquisition||Any facility for leased, exclusive use, or long-term moorage|
|Development||Any facility primarily for commercial use or commercial vessels|
|Dredging, including both capital construction and periodic activities to remove materials deposited due to unforeseen events; dredging must extend facility usefulness for at least 5 years. (Revised Code of Washington 79A.25.080)||Maintenance dredging|
|Moorage floats, fixed docks, and buoys for guest boaters||Concessionaire buildings or space|
|Parking and staging areas||Fuel sales equipment including piping, fuel pumps, and storage tanks|
|Permits||Master plans or feasibility studies|
|Planning||Mobile vessel transporters|
|Ramps and fixed hoists for launching, loading floats||Projects on waters prohibiting gas-powered motors|
|Renovation||Project primarily for non-gas powered boats, such as canoes, kayaks, or diesel-powered craft|
|Sewage pump-out stations and porta-potty dump stations|
|Support facilities upland, such as restrooms, showers, and picnic facilities used exclusively or primarily by guest recreational boaters|
Property acquired, developed, or renovated with these boating grants must be kept for public outdoor recreation use forever. More information is in Manual 7: Long-term Obligations.