Grant funding for new docks awarded

— U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Friday that the state of Washington will receive $4,867,636 in grant funding through the Boating Infrastructure Grant and Clean Vessel Act programs.

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office will assist the Port of Everett with the construction of an 8-foot wide guest dock of approximately 750 linear feet, with twelve 50-foot finger piers, an 80-foot gangway with landing float, and electrical, water, sewer, and fire suppression systems at the western edge of the new Fisherman’s Harbor.

Zinke said the award is part of a $32 million nationwide program.

He was engaged in a roundtable discussion with a variety of boating and fishing stakeholders focusing on the relationship between the Department of the Interior and the boating industry.

The funding is through three grant programs: $14.7 million through the Boating Infrastructure Grant program, $15.4 million in funds through the Clean Vessel Act program and $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants.

“These three grant programs provide critical support to local communities,” Zinke said.



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