California accepting bids for $3.75 million in grants

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Abandoned boats are a big concern in California.

Abandoned boats are a big concern in California.

California’s Division of Boating and Waterways is accepting grant applications to help public entities enhance safety on the state’s waters and to help reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted vessels. The application period for the grant programs, Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment and Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange is open from March 16 through April 16.

“With more than four million motorized and non-motorized recreational boaters on California’s waterways, it is important to support local public entities in enhancing safety and protecting the environment,” Ramona Fernandez, DBW’s acting deputy director, said in a statement. “Together we can provide more positive experiences to the recreational boating community.”

In 2019, DBW awarded 16 BSEE grants totaling $1.1 million and 30 SAVE grants in the amount of $2.6 million. This year, $3.75 million is available.


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