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Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) Grant Program

ABOUT THE BSEE GRANT

In accordance with Title 14, 6594.1, of the California Government Code of Regulations, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) provides grants to local government agencies to purchase boating safety and law enforcement equipment through the Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant Program (BSEE).

Agencies interested in applying for a grant must submit a completed application packet between February 1st and April 30th of each year by 5:00PM, prior to the start of the fiscal year in which grant funds are requested. You may submit applications via Online Grant Application (OLGA) only.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Local government agencies who can demonstrate a need for boating safety and law enforcement equipment pursuant to the application assessment criteria. Grants are for local boating safety and law enforcement only.


EXAMPLES OF ALLOWABLE MARINE PATROL ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT:

     ·Law Enforcement Patrol Boats
     ·Marine Patrol Equipment
     ·Personal Watercraft (PWC)
     ·Search and Rescue Equipment
     ·Dive Gear
     ·Engines, repowers and replacements

Level of Assistance: Up to 100% of eligible costs. An Agency can only request the amount of funding based upon the portion of time the equipment will be used for boating safety and enforcement activities.


OLGA TRAINING

DBW will conduct OLGA training sessions for new and returning users. It is highly recommended that a representative from your agency attend the one-day in house training. Training will be held March 5, 2019, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM and March 8, 2019, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. Both dates will be the same training material. You will only need to sign up for one date. Please submit your RSVP by February 22 via email to  Joanna.Andrade@parks.ca.gov.

Please include the following information in your email:

1. Name of attendee(s)
2. Agency
3. Phone Number(s)


HOW DO I APPEAL THE DENIAL OF A PERMIT, LICENSE OR APPLICATION?

Contact the Deputy Director of the Division at:

Lane Massey
Lane.Massey@parks.ca.gov
DBW Administration Manager