Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) Grant Program


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.


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.


     ·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.


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

Please include the following information in your email:

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


GranteeEquipment FundedGrant Amount
Alameda County Sheriff GPS/Radar/Sonar Equipment and Radios $28,450
City of Pittsburg Waterfront Stretcher, Floatation Collar and Dewatering Pump $5,060
Colusa County Sheriff Engine Replacement $20,700
El Dorado County Sheriff Patrol Boat $100,000
Fresno County Sheriff Patrol Boat, Repaint and Dry Suits $120,699
Imperial County Sheriff Patrol Boat $87,320
Kern County Sheriff Patrol Boat $90,000
Los Angeles County Sheriff Miscellaneous Equipment $68,725
Placer County Sheriff Miscellaneous Equipment $67,604
Port San Luis Harbor District Patrol Boat $150,000
Sacramento County Sheriff Miscellaneous Equipment $23,753
San Francisco Police Department Engine Replacement $65,828
San Mateo Harbor District Electronic for Patrol Boat $73,419
Shasta County Sheriff Patrol Boat $89,500
Tulare County Sheriff Patrol Boat $92,633
Yolo County Sheriff Miscellaneous Equipment $27,219
Total Funded   $1,110,910