Rep. Huffman Secures $1.5 Million for Angel Island Boat Dock Project

May 13, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $1,500,000 in federal funding to replace the dilapidated Angel Island Ayala Cove Boat Docks at Angel Island State Park. Funds for this grant were awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. Reauthorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, BIG is part of a state-industry-federal partnership. The partnership and its resulting grants provide people with access to places where they can connect with nature and participate in outdoor activities such as boating and fishing.

About the Project

The California Department of Parks and Recreation plans to replace the dilapidated Angel Island Ayala Cove Boat Docks at Angel Island State Park. They plan to construct 34 dedicated transient slips and add lighting and water to the facility.

About the Funding

This funding is a part of a new tranche of awards from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service totaling $21 million in BIG funds to support construction, renovation, and maintenance of marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation and waterway access. This year’s grants will support projects in 21 states, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, helping to construct 187 new slips and berths and 7,768 linear feet of additional tie-in docking space, as well as additional amenities for the boating public.

Since its creation in 2000, BIG has awarded more than $300 million to support projects for large transient boats, including berths, fuel docks, and Wi-fi access. Boaters and manufacturers fund the program through an excise tax on boating fuels and certain fishing and boating equipment, directed to the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the Service, and the Service administers BIG to provide funding to states and territories for projects supporting recreational boaters.