Waterway Access Permit Revenue
Funding from the purchase of Waterway Access Permits is for providing grant funding and technical assistance for nonmotorized boating access and boating safety education.
Cities, counties, ports, park districts, state and federal agencies, as well as Tribal governments, can apply for Waterway Access Grants (WAG) to acquire property, develop, construct, renovate and improve nonmotorized recreational boating access. Additionally, non-governmental entities are eligible for boating safety education and equipment grant funds to support underserved communities.
WAG can assist governmental entities with these types of access improvements on Oregon's waterways:
Notes: - Biennium 2019-21 comprises the period of July 2019 to June 2021.
- Biennium 2021-23 comprises the period of July 2021 to June 2023.
- The Waterway Access permit became effective in January 2020.
At the end of the biennium 2019-21 (July 2019 to June 2021), the revenue effectively collected from Waterway Access Permits reached $1,963,161. Likewise, for the same period, the Waterway Access Program expended $543,258 in grants and different support projects.