Applications Available for Boating Facilities Grant Program, Says Moul
11/16/2009
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is offering grants for local governments and nonprofit groups interested in providing or improving public boating facilities, says Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin).
 
The Boating Facilities Grant Program will reimburse recipients for up to 75 percent of the costs for land acquisition, project design and engineering, development, expansion and major rehabilitation of approved projects.
 
The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 18. Eligible activities for grant money include the rehabilitation, expansion or construction of new boat ramps, bulkheads, courtesy floats, access roads, parking areas, restrooms, signs and localized landscaping. Activities must benefit and directly support public recreational boating.
 
Successful applicants must agree to provide a 25 percent grant match and be willing to enter into a long-term agreement to keep the facility open to free public use for its useful life.
 
The grants are funded by boat registration fees, state fuel taxes collected on fuel used in motorboats, and taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel from the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program. General state funds are not used for the program.
 
For more information about the Boating Facilities Grant Program and an application, visit Moul’s Web site at www.RepMoul.com and click on “Boating Facilities Grant Program.”
 
Rep. Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 334-3010
(717) 783-5217
Member Site: RepMoul.com
Contact: Donna Pinkham
(717) 260-6452
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