awards $ 525,000 for I BOAT NJ
Jack Lettiere today announced that the New Jersey Department
of Transportation (NJDOT) will award $525,000 for six public boating
projects. The I BOAT NJ program benefits the boating public by
promoting and improving New Jersey's marine industry.
I BOAT NJ Program enables NJDOT to improve the marine industry
and boating community by funding projects devised by those who
best understand the industry's needs," said Lettiere.
I BOAT NJ grant program is administered by the NJDOT Office of
Maritime Resources and funded by the Fiscal Year 2003 boater registration
fee increase. The program, which NJDOT adopted in July
2004, returns fees paid by the boating community in the form of
awards I BOAT NJ grants based on criteria including projects'
direct impacts to the statewide boating community, benefits to
the local community, community involvement, economic costs/benefits
and the extent to which projects fulfill the I BOAT NJ program
mission. Funded projects are beneficial to the general boating
public and are directed at planning, developing, constructing,
improving, advocating or otherwise assisting the New Jersey boating
and marine trade industry.
selected the following projects for the second cycle of grant
River Rowing Association: Public
Access Floating Dock, Riverside County Park South, Kearny,
Marine, Somers Point, Atlantic County:
Haul Out/Wash Facility
of Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth
Electrical service replacement and upgrade of electrical boxes
Development of the J. Phillip Citta Community Sailing Center,
Mill Creek County Park, Berkley Township, Ocean County
Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau (2 projects) :
Safety equipment and education; NJ Boating Basics Guide.
awards are part of the I BOAT NJ grant program's second round
of funding. NJDOT
in April 2005 awarded $ 2,565,335 for 18 maritime projects throughout
further information on the I BOAT NJ program, visit www.state.nj.us/transportation/works/maritime/marine_trades.shtm