$2.1 Million in Funding for…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) yesterday approved $2.1 million in funding for boating facilities.

Items approved include:

Sandy Beach Boat Launching Facility – Solano County
The Commission approved a $60,000 grant to Solano County Parks and Recreation for improvements to Sandy Beach County Park. The project will include the installation of a fish cleaning station, modification and extension of the existing parking lot and pathways to provide full disabled accessibility to the fish cleaning station.

Santa Barbara Boat Launching Facility – Santa Barbara County
The Commission approved a $350,000 grant to the City of Santa Barbara for improvements to its harbor boat launching facility. The project will include demolishing the existing ramp area, and constructing two new V-groove launching lanes and a boat wash-down area.

Santa Barbara Harbor – Santa Barbara County
The Commission approved a $1.7 million loan to the City of Santa Barbara to complete construction of Fingers L and M of the Marina One Replacement Project at Santa Barbara Harbor.

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Grant and loan applications are submitted to the Department of Boating and Waterways and funding for approved projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of vessel gasoline and the repayment of principal and interest on department-made loans.

The department provides grants to a county, city, district or other public agency for the construction of small craft boating launching facilities and loans to local agencies for the construction of small craft harbors. These grants and loans require the consent of the Boating and Waterways Commission.

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