Donor Name: California Department of Parks and Recreation
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Shoreline erosion control and public beach restoration grants assist federal, state, regional and local government agencies by providing funding for projects that stop or reverse the impact of erosion on California’s shoreline. Generally, agencies use shoreline erosion control grants to build structures that protect public infrastructure in developed shoreline areas against wave erosion, and they use public beach restoration grants to strategically place sand on eroded beaches.
The general objectives of DBW’s coastal erosion control programs are to protect public safety along the California shoreline and reduce the public costs of shoreline erosion. This can be achieved by:
- Cosponsoring the planning and construction of cost-effective erosion control projects with local and federal agencies,
- Improving present knowledge of oceanic forces, coastal erosion factors, and evolving shoreline conditions, and
- Sharing and applying this knowledge to help prevent or reduce future erosion.
DBW administers two coastal protection programs:
- The Shoreline Erosion Control Program can assist in the planning and construction of all types of beach erosion control and shoreline stabilization measures, including hard structures like seawalls. This program can fund up to 50 percent of nonfederal project costs.
- The Public Beach Restoration Program can assist in the planning and construction of engineered placement of sand on the beach or in the nearshore environment. This program can fund up to 85 percent of nonfederal project costs at nonstate beaches.
For more information, visit California Department of Parks and Recreation.