Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Grants
The Clean Vessel Act (CVA) of 1992 was signed into law to reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges, prohibiting the discharge of raw sewage into fresh water or within coastal salt-water limits. The act established a federal grant program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which to date has awarded nearly $150 million for states to install thousands of sewage pumpout stations.
Clean Vessel Act Grant- Funding Opportunity
Request for Applications- Funding available July 2013
The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program was established to provide funding to States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. The grant program funds 75% of the project costs. This includes the cost of new equipment, or the renovation or upgrading of existing equipment, as well as necessary pumps, piping, fitting, lift stations, on-site holding tanks, pier or dock modifications, signs, permits and other miscellaneous equipment needed for a complete and efficient station. As a grant recipient, you are responsible for at least 25% of the installed costs and this 25% match can be cash, the fair market value of any labor or materials provided, or a combination thereof.
To Receive Funding:
If you have a project that fits in the above eligible activities you can receive reimbursement for 75% of the costs through this program. Please fill out the application available by clicking here.
Please mail completed applications to Lorene Reid at:
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520 or submit electronically to Lorene.Reid@dnr.ga.gov
Please contact Bobby Goodman if you need assistance with the application, have general questions, or if you would like staff to visit your site at:
Phone (office): 912-280-6926
Phone (cell): 912-617-1742
Applications received will be considered for funding available July 2013 .