Contact(s): Bobbi Winebar, DNR grant program manager,920-662-5175
MADISON- The Department of Natural Resources is again accepting grant applications for Recreational Boating Facilities grant funds. The application postmark deadline is February 1, 2018. Counties, towns, cities, villages, American Indian tribes, sanitary districts, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts, and qualified lake associations, are eligible to apply for funds to undertake recreational boating facility projects.
Eligible projects include: development of public launch facilities such as ramps, boarding docks, parking, signage and restrooms, acquisition of aquatic weed harvesting equipment, purchase of navigation aids, and dredging of waterway channels.
Eligible applicants may receive a grant for up to 50 percent of the total eligible cost for a recreational boating facility projects.
Parties interested in applying for grant assistance can learn more about the application process at Recreational Boating Facilities Grants
The Recreational Boating Facilities grant website offers program information, application and scoring guidance, and descriptions of projects previously funded by the program. A five-member Waterways Commission, appointed by the governor, reviews applications and recommends to the DNR projects for funding.
Please contact your DNR Grants Specialists with questions.
The Recreational Boating Facilities Grant Program is one of 40 grant programs administered by the Bureau of Community Financial Assistance. The Bureau issues approximately 3,300 grant awards each year to local units of government, American Indian tribes, nonprofit conservation organizations, fire departments, dry cleaners, and individuals. You can learn more about these programs on the Department Grant Programs Web page.