Access Grant Recipients
The Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program awards grants annually to local governments for access projects. Eligible access projects include, but are not limited to, land acquisition, construction and improvements to access sites, urban waterfront development, reconstruction of damaged or aging facilities, and offsite parking designated for an existing public access.
Types of access sites:
Local sites, which consist of pedestrian paths and dune crossovers that lead to the beach or waterfront;
Neighborhood sites, which provide parking, dune crossovers and litter receptacles;
Regional and multi-regional sites, which are larger and provide parking, restrooms and other facilities;
Urban waterfront sites, which establish boardwalk areas, shoreline stabilization, and the placement of pilings for the purpose of public safety and increased access and use of the urban waterfront.
Grant Award Recipients
The projects listed below have been awarded a grant and are currently under contract with the Division of Coastal Management. This is a representation of the types of grants that have been awarded within the last three years.
Recreational Land Acquisition Phase II
Bayboro Waterfront Park Phase III
Cedar Point Acquisition
Public Waterfront Renovation
Emerald Isle* **
Town Boat Acquisition
Lower Perquimans River Kayak/Canoe Launch
Oceanfront Park Acquisition
Mill Creek Land Acquisition
Newport River Access Boat Ramp
Union Point Parkway
New Hanover County
Ft. Fisher Basin Regional Access Improvements
Yaupon Pier Acquisition
Oakhurst Nature Park Kayak/Canoe Launch
Styrontown Beach Access Pier
Perquimans Community Center Pier/Kayak Acc
Plymouth Waterfront Restoration Phase #I
Surf City Family Park Pier
Moore Street Park
Trout Ave. Acquisition
* Under contract, but project not completed as of May 31, 2010
** Project includes participation with the Wildlife Resources Commission.