Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued the following announcement on Jan. 6.
Governor JB Pritzker today announced $653,710 in grant funding for six communities to improve public boat access areas in Illinois.
The Illinois Boat Access Area Development Program provides financial assistance to local government agencies for the acquisition, construction, and expansion or rehabilitation of public boat and canoe access areas on Illinois' lakes and rivers. The program provides up to 100 percent of approved project construction costs and 90 percent of approved land acquisition costs. There is a limit of $200,000 in grant funding per project per year.
Applications for grant assistance were received July 1 through August 19, 2019. Revenue for this program is derived from marine motor fuel tax and boat and canoe registration fees. Local entities interested in the program can download the Boat Access Area Development Program manual at https://bit.ly/38z5IkV.
A list of this year's Boat Access Area Development grant recipients and project information is below:
|GRANT RECIPIENT||PROJECT TITLE||COUNTY||GRANT AMOUNT|
|Calumet City, City of||Cal-City Canoe Launch, Little Calumet River||Cook||$80,000|
|Cook County Forest Preserve District||Schuth's Grove Canoe Launch||Cook||$80,000|
|Galesburg, City of||West Lake Storey Boat Ramp Bathroom||Knox||$23,450|
|Jacksonville, City of||Lake Mauvaisterre Boat Access||Morgan||$200,000|
|Marengo, City of||Paddle the Kish||McHenry||$70,260|
|Marseilles, City of||Marseilles Public Boat Launch||LaSalle||$200,000|