IDNR Accepting Applications for Boat Access Area Development Program

Rachel Torbert
IDNR Accepting Applications for Boat Access Area Development Program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced applications will be accepted for grants through the Boat Access Area Development grant program beginning on July 1, 2019.

The Boat Access program is a state-financed grant program that provides funding assistance to local government agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public boat and canoe access areas in Illinois. This program can provide up to 100 percent reimbursement funding assistance on approved development project costs and 90 percent reimbursement on land acquisition costs. The local agency must demonstrate and possess the ability to finance the costs of an approved project prior to receipt of grant funds. This program is funded through a percentage of the state’s marine motor fuel tax and canoe registration fees.

The program is managed by the IDNR. The application period will open July 1 and applications must be submitted to the IDNR by 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2019. The Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found at

Consult the IDNR website at
 for more information or call the IDNR Grants main line at 217-782-7481.
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