The Boat Access Area Development Program
provides financial assistance to local government agencies for the acquisition,
construction, and expansion/rehabilitation, including necessary A/E
services, of public boat and canoe access areas on Illinois' lakes and
rivers. The program provides up to 100% of approved project construction
costs and 90% of approved land acquisition costs. Grant awards are limited
to a $200,000 annual maximum per project.
Cal-Sag Channel/Howe's Landing, Alsip
Applications for grant assistance must
be received by IDNR between July 1 and September 1 of each calendar
year. Grant awards are typically announced the following spring. Revenue
for this state funded program is derived from marine motor fuel tax
and boat/canoe registration fees.
Examples of eligible project
frontage land acquisition for public access areas; and
construction or renovation of:
- boat/canoe launching ramps and courtesy
- restrooms and security lighting;
- parking areas, access roads and walkways;
- other boating related facilities deemed
appropriate by IDNR.
and Submit your Boat Access Area Grant Application
using the new ONLINE application system. This is a direct submital of