The Oregon State Marine Board approved 34 individual grants for boating access facility improvements in the state at their last quarterly Board meeting, held on June 23, in Salem. The 34 applications for Round 1 Grants identified $11 million in project needs with $6.2 million requested from the agency.
The Board awarded $2,404,966 in state funds and $1,951,296 in federal funds for the 2015-2017 boating facility improvement projects.
“Round 1 Boating Facility Grants” make up roughly 70% of the state boater funds ($2,404,966) for the agency’s Facilities Program, which it leverages for $1,951,296 in federal funds. Round 2 will allocate 20% of state boater funds to facility projects, and if there are any remaining funds toward the end of the biennium in 2017, there may be a Round 3 grant cycle.
For more of the accounting breakdown for each grant that was approved, visit Boat Oregon News on the Marine Board’s website.