Boating Facilities Fund

Boating Facilities Fund

Program Name: Boating Facilities Fund

Resource Type: State

State: Maine, Northeast

Agency: Program Source: Grant

Description: The Boating Facilities Fund funds the acquisition, development and renovation of public recreational boat access sites to the waters of Maine. The Boating Facilities Fund Grant Program, administered by the Department’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, assists towns, cities, districts and other public and private agencies in the acquisition, development, enhancement, or rehabilitation of boat launching facilities available to the general public. Sites on both tidal and non-tidal waters are eligible. Funding is available to assist in the development of hand-carry as well as trailered boat launching facilities. However, since the Fund derives its revenue from a portion of the gasoline taxes generated by recreational motor boaters, priority is given to funding launching facilities that can be used by both motor and non-motorized watercraft.