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Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Program

Grants to California Commercial Fishermen for Boat
Safety Equipment in Morro Bay or Port San Luis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central California Joint Cable Fisheries Liaison Committee

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to California individuals working in commercial fishing based in Morro Bay or Port San Luis to reimburse the purchase of boat safety equipment. Please note that the applicant must be a boat owner. Reimbursements may be requested for purchases that took place during the 2019 calendar year.

The following purchased item is approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $3,500: New Replacement Life Raft

The following purchased item is approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $1,500: Annual Life Raft Re-pack/Hydrostatic Release

The following purchased items in aggregate are approved for reimbursement up to an annual limit of $1,500:
1. (One) New Life Raft
2. (One) New EPIRB
3. (One) EPIRB Battery Replacement/Maintenance
4. (One) EPIRB Hydrostatic Release
5. (One) D.S.C. VHF Marine Radio
6. (One) VHF Marine Radio Antennae
7. (One) Satellite Communication Phone
8. (One) FCC Vessel Radio License
9. (One) Bilge Pump
10. (One) Bilge Alarm
11. (One) Watch Alarm
12. (One) Smoke Alarm
13. (One) Carbon Monoxide Alarm
14. (One) Man Overboard Alarm
15. (One) New RADAR
16. (One) RADAR Repair
17. (One) Automatic Identification System (AIS)
18. (One) Onboard Drill Conductor Training Course
19. Fire Suppression Equipment
20. Flares and Smoke Signal Devices
21. Survival Suits & Associated AppurtenancesĀ 
22. Life Rings & Associated Appurtenances
23. Navigation Lights
24. Personal Floatation Devices & Associated Appurtenances

For additional information about eligible purchases, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177521

Estimated Size of Grant:

Qualifying items may be approved for a reimbursement up to an annual limit of $3,500.

-New Replacement Life Raft: Up to $3,500
-Annual Life Raft Re-Pack/Hydrostatic Release: Up to $1,500
-Items Purchased in Aggregate: Up to $1,500

Term of Contract:

The qualifying expenditures to be reimbursed shall be made in calendar year 2019 (between January 1 and December 31, 2019), except applicants may carry forward into 2019 any remaining expense from the purchase of a New Life Raft that was not reimbursed in a prior year of this program, up to an annual limit of $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Owners of vessels that the State of California, Department of Fish & Wildlife has issued a valid California Commercial Fishing Boat Registration; who's Owner or Operator holds a current California Commercial Fishing License; and is used for Commercial Fishing Activities.

Such use shall be evidenced by proof that the vessel has Commercial Fish Landings worth at least five thousand dollars ($5,000) in 2018 and/or 2019. Gross earnings of fish sales shall be evidenced by State Landing Receipts.

In addition, the home port of the qualifying vessel must be Morro Bay, California or Port San Luis, California.

Pre-Application Information:

The Final Deadline for submission of 2019 Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Applications is January 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

A Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Sub-Committee will meet to review and approve or deny applications. Applications received by June 30, 2019 will be reviewed and approved/denied by July 31, 2019. Applications received after June 30, 2019 will be reviewed and approved/denied by January 31, 2020.

If the grant funds for this project are exhausted before all valid applications are paid, those applicants that still have valid approved applications, but have not been reimbursed, will be reimbursed in 2020 with funds from the 2020 Commercial Fishing Industry Improvement Fund.

As a condition of receiving a Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant the vessel Owner agrees to allow inspection of the purchased Approved Reimbursable Safety Equipment.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a Safety Equipment Reimbursement Grant Application via U. S. Mail to:

Central California Joint Cable/
Fisheries Liaison Committee
P.O. Box 2033
Morro Bay, California 93443

Or directly deliver to:

525 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, California 93442
* Drop slot in back door

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:

Christopher Kubiak, CCJCFLC Liaison Officer
Phone: (805) 771-9637
Mobile: (805) 441-4838

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Home port must be Morro Bay and Port San Luis