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July 06, 2010

Boating Infrastructure Grants Available

WATERBURY, VT – Federal grant funds are available for projects to help improve boating facilities for people who are travelling by boat in Vermont according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

“This is great news for marinas and boating visitors in Vermont,” said Mike Wichrowski who oversees the grant process for Vermont Fish and Wildlife. “Having more money for docks and associated facilities makes it easier for travelling boaters to enjoy Vermont and all it has to offer.”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews grant proposals and provides funding for the Boating Infrastructure Grant projects. Approved projects are given funding for up to 75 percent of the total cost of the project, and awards are capped at $100,000. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department administers the grant program for Vermont.

Typical project proposals in Vermont are from marinas that want to construct or upgrade docking facilities to accommodate visiting boats that are at least 26 feet long. These facilities are meant to provide space for those boats visiting Vermont waters for 10 days or less.

Projects that can receive federal funding include, but are not limited to, the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of day docks, mooring buoys, floating breakwaters, and dockside utilities.

Anyone interested in applying for these funds is encouraged to act quickly to fill out an application form describing how their project will address the goals of the Boating Infrastructure Grant.

Information and grant applications are available at vtfishandwildlife.com/boating_grants.cfm.

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2010.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: July 06, 2010 12:28:21