California Consulting Releases List of Coastal/Waterways Grants

 

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Coastal/Waterways Grants

 

California Coastal Conservancy

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: There are no maximum or minimum grant amounts for this funding; however, it is anticipated that most grants will be between $200,000 and $5,000,000.

https://scc.ca.gov/grants/

The Coastal Conservancy funds a wide variety of projects along the California coast, San Francisco Bay, and in coastal watersheds to increase availability of beaches, parks and trails for the public, protect and restore natural lands and wildlife habitat, preserve working lands, and increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change.

The Conservancy will fund most stages of a project including: pre-project feasibility studies, property acquisition, project planning including community involvement, design, environmental review, permitting, construction, and project-related monitoring. We do not fund operation and maintenance activities.

 

CDFW: Boating Access Grant

Deadline: November 3rd, 2023

Amount: Not Disclosed

Match: 25%

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/Boating-Access?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

CDFW's Boating Access Grant Program provides funding for projects that increase access to recreational boating opportunities across California's waterways. Supported with federal funds through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program

(opens in new tab), money for the program comes from revenue from taxes on sport fishing equipment, fishing tackle and pleasure boats, and the portion of the gasoline fuel tax attributable to small engines and motorboats.

 

NOAA: Marine Debris Removal Grant Program

Deadline: LOI due on October 27, 2023; Full Application due on February 23, 2024

Amount: $1,000,000 to $20,000,000 over a three-year grant duration

Match: No

Eligibility: State local, Tribal, and territory governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris. Equally eligible are any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or commercial (for-profit) organization with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. 

URL: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349974

Summary: Prioritizes the development of large scale marine debris removal projects. These removal projects should focus on large marine debris, including abandoned and derelict vessels, derelict fishing gear, and other debris that is generally unable to be collected by hand. The overall objective of this funding opportunity is to support impactful, large marine debris removal projects that will improve the resilience of the coastal and marine environment. This competition considers impactful projects to be those that will have long-lasting, transformational benefits to marine and coastal NOAA Trust Resources, coastal communities, and/or local economies. To accomplish this, the Marine Debris Program seeks proposals for impactful projects that remove and dispose of large marine debris (such as abandoned and derelict vessels, derelict fishing gear, and other large debris) and prevent the re-accumulation of marine debris in the environment.

 

NOAA: Marine Debris Interception Technologies Grant Program

Deadline: LOI due on November 15, 2023; Full Application due on March 15, 2024

Amount: $100,00 to $1,000,000

Match: No

Eligibility: State local, Tribal, and territory governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris. Equally eligible are any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or commercial (for-profit) organization with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered.

URL: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349978

Summary: Focuses on the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of proven marine debris interception technologies that will capture marine debris at or close to known marine debris sources or pathways. These proven technologies may include litter traps, shoreline removal technologies, booms, skimmers, conveyors, floating collection devices, and other technologies that do not require additional research and development. The overall objective of this funding opportunity is to support the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of proven marine debris interception technologies that will capture marine debris at or close to known marine debris sources or pathways and which benefit marine and coastal NOAA trust resources, coastal communities, and/or local economies.

 

NOAA: Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grant Program

Deadline: November 17, 2023

Amount: $1,000,000 to $25,000,000 over a three-year grant duration

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education; Nonprofits or commercial organizations; U.S. territories; and State, local, and tribal governments.

Match: No

URL: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/grant/transformational-habitat-restoration-and-coastal-resilience-grants

Summary: Projects selected through this funding opportunity will have a transformative impact for coastal communities and tribes across the country. They will help sustain our nation’s fisheries, make significant strides in the recovery of threatened and endangered species, and help protect coastal communities and ecosystems from the impacts of climate change. They will support efforts such as reconnecting rivers to their historic floodplains, outplanting corals to rebuild reefs, building living shorelines that protect coasts from erosion and sea level rise, and more.

 

Division of Boating and Waterways: Shoreline Erosion Control Grant Program

Deadline: December 15, 2023 by noon

Amount: $100,000 to $1 million

Match:  Yes - 50%

Eligibility: Federal, state, regional and local government agencies by providing funding for projects that stop or reverse the impact of erosion on California’s shoreline.

URL: https://olga.dbw.parks.ca.gov/egrams_dbw/designer/OpenAttachment.aspx?FileName=SEC%20FY2425%20application.pdf&PublishLoc=Y

Summary: This shoreline erosion control grant will provide funding to study problems of beach erosion, while constructing projects that stabilize beaches and shoreline areas either through the strategic placement of sand or via hard structures like seawalls, groins, and rock revetments in concentrated areas to protect vital public infrastructure.

 

Division of Boating and Waterways: Public Beach Restoration Grant Program

Deadline: December 15, 2023 by noon

Amount: $100,000 to $1 million

Match:  Yes - 15%

Eligibility: Local, regional, state, and federal government agencies located on the open coastline or within the San Francisco Bay.

URL: www.grants.ca.gov/grants/division-of-boating-and-waterways-public-beach-restoration-program/

Summary: The Public Beach Restoration Grant Program helps to fund restoration, enhancement, and nourishment of public beaches through the cost-effective engineered placement of sand on the beach or in the nearshore environment. Carefully planned beach restoration can minimize the erosive forces of ocean waves to protect vital public infrastructure and accommodate the recreational needs of visitors to California’s beaches.

 

NOAA: Community-Based Restoration Grant Program

Deadline: FY2024 NOFO not yet released, but will be sometime soon

Amount: $150,00 to $2,000,000

URL: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/habitat-conservation/current-and-past-community-based-restoration-projects

Match: No matching requirement. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to combine NOAA Federal funding with formal matching contributions or informal leverage from a broad range of sources in the public and private sectors to implement restoration.

Eligibility: Likeminded organizations from all sectors, including non-profits, state agencies, tribal organizations, and local governments.

URL: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/habitat-conservation/community-based-habitat-restoration

Summary: NOAA’s Community-based Restoration Progeam provides funding and technical assistance for restoration projects that ensure fish have access to high-quality habitat. The goal of these projects is to recover and sustain fisheries—particularly those species managed by NOAA Fisheries, or those listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Since its start in 1996, the Community-based Restoration Program has contributed technical assistance and nearly $217 million to more than 2,200 coastal habitat restoration projects. These projects have restored more than 93,000 acres of habitat and opened more than 4,300 stream miles for fish migration. Projects range from improving access to habitat by restoring coral reefs to rebuilding coastal wetlands. NOAA most typically supports implementing priority habitat restoration actions that have already been identified in applicants’ recovery plans for threatened and endangered species. In addition to benefiting fisheries, habitat restoration yields community and economic benefits such as increased coastal resiliency, commercial and recreational opportunities, decreased safety hazards, and reduced maintenance costs. NOAA also offers technical support in navigating project planning and design, environmental compliance, project management, monitoring, etc. to help our partners overcome technical challenges and build solutions that boost fish populations, recover threatened and endangered species, and support resilient coastal communities.

National Coastal Resilience Fund

Deadline: Early 2024

Amount: For planning and design projects, estimated average awards are typically in the range of $100,000 to $1 million. For RestorationImplementation projects, average awards are typically in the range of $1 million to $10 million. Larger scale and/or higher impact projects are prioritized across all project categories.

Match: Not required, but encouraged

https://www.nfwf.org/programs/national-coastal-resilience-fund?activeTab=tab-2

The National Coastal Resilience Fund restores, increases and strengthens natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. Established in 2018, the National Coastal Resilience Fund invests in conservation projects that restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers and floodplains, and barrier islands that minimize the impacts of storms and other naturally occurring events on nearby communities.

 

PG&E Better Together: Nature Positive Innovation

Deadline: June 30th, 2023

Amount: $100,000

Match: Varies

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/local-environment/resilient-communities/nature-postive-innovation-grant.page

The Better Together Nature Positive Innovation grant program, funded by The PG&E Corporation Foundation (Foundation), is requesting proposals of $100,000 to fund five projects (one in each region of PG&E’s service area) in 2023 that address a specific environmental stewardship focus area:

  •  Land Stewardship
  • Air Quality
  • Water Stewardship

 

Boat Launching Facility 2023/2024 Grant

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Amount: $7 Million Average

https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28818

BLF PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO:

Funds engineering, construction, inspection, permits, construction contingencies, and other project related costs.

 

CA Division of Boating & Waterways' Ramp Repair and Modification Grant Program

Estimated Deadline: February 1, 2024

Amount: Up to  $1.5M

Eligibility: Public boat launching facilities that are owned/operated/maintained by local government agencies and who have been previously funded DBW

Match Requirement? No

https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/division-of-boating-and-waterways-local-assistance-statewide-ramp-repair-and-modification-grant-program-fy24/#:~:text=The%20Statewide%20Ramp%20Repair%20and,boat%20ramps%20as%20needed%20due

BRIEF SUMMARY OF WHAT THIS FUNDS:

The Statewide Ramp Repair and Modification Grant Program provides grant funding to public agencies to quickly restore safe and convenient public boating access by correcting public health and safety issues caused by unexpected damage due to flood, accidents, wildfires or by extending existing boat ramps as needed due to drought conditions at DBW-funded boat launching facilities. Typical grant-funded items include repairing or replacing boat ramps, boarding floats, restroom and parking facilities for vehicles with boat trailers.

 

Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE)

Deadline: 4/28/23; next round expected to be released spring 2024

Amount: Reimbursement 

Match: Yes, 10%

https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28816

The SAVE grant program is designed to remove, reduce and prevent abandoned recreational vessels from entering our waterways. Administered by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), grants are awarded annually to qualified local public agencies statewide. The SAVE program, formerly called the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund and the Vessel Turn In Program enacted in 1998 and 2010 respectively, has provided millions of dollars in grants and has successfully removed thousands of vessels.

 

Division of Boating and Waterways: Boating Safety & Enforcement Equipment Grant (BSEE)

Deadline: April 28, 2023

Amount: $12,000 to $148,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Local government agencies who can demonstrate a need for boating safety and law enforcement equipment pursuant to the application assessment criteria. Grants are for local boating safety and law enforcement only.

URL: https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28778

Summary: Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) provides grants to local government agencies to purchase boating safety and law enforcement equipment through the Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant Program (BSEE). Examples of allowable marine patrol enforcement equipment:

●        Law Enforcement Patrol Boats

●        Marine Patrol Equipment

●        Personal Watercraft (PWC)

●        Search and Rescue Equipment

●        Dive Gear

●        Engines, repowers, and replacements

 

California State Water Resources Control Board: Facilities Planning Grant Program

Deadline: Spring 2024

Amount: The grant amount will be established in the financing agreement. 

i. The grant will be based on the reasonable, estimated construction cost1 for the project unless the final construction cost for the project is known at the time the financing agreement is executed. 

ii. The grant will be established as 35 percent of the reasonable, estimated construction cost for the project or the final construction cost for the project, if known at the time the financing agreement is executed, up to the maximum established by the State Water Board in the CWSRF IUP or as otherwise limited by the State Water Board. 

iii. The grant amount will not be increased or decreased after it is established in the financing agreement, provided the project is completed. 

Match: TBD

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/water_recycling/facilitiesplan.html#:~:text=Facilities%20Planning%20Grant%20Program,state%20and%2F%20or%20local%20supplies.

The Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) provides grants to assist public agencies with facilities planning studies to determine the feasibility of using recycled water to offset the use of fresh/ potable water from the state and/ or local supplies. 

 

U.S. Department of Transportation: Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

Deadline: Spring 2024

Amount: min $1mil, no max

Match: Yes

https://www.maritime.dot.gov/office-port-infrastructure-development/port-and-terminal-infrastructure-development/2019-port-1

The PIDP statute, codified at 46 U.S.C. 54301, establishes the port and intermodal improvement program to improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58, November 15, 2021) (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” or “BIL”) appropriated $450 million to the PIDP for FY 2023 to make discretionary grants for eligible PIDP projects. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328, December 29, 2022) (“FY 2023 Appropriations Act”) appropriated an additional $212,203,512 for the FY 2023 PIDP, for a total of $662,203,512 appropriated to PIDP in FY 2023. MARAD intends to retain up to two percent of this funding ($13,244,070.24) for grant administration and oversight as permitted under 46 U.S.C. 54301(a)(11)(A)

 

Division of Boating and Waterways: Pumpout/Dump Station Installation Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Amount: $6,000

Match: Yes – 25%

Eligibility: Public and private marina owners

URL: https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29090

Summary: The Pumpout Facility Grant Program funds the operation and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations on Caifornia’s Waterways.

 

California Division of Boating and Waterways: Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG)

Deadline: August 2024

Amount: Up to $300,000 for Tier I, up to $1.5 M for Tier II

https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28821

BIG PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO:

  • Enhance access to recreational, historic, cultural and scenic resources
  • Strengthen community ties to the water’s edge and economic benefits
  • Promote public/private partnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Provide continuity of public access to the shore
  • Promote awareness of transient boating opportunities

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