The Washington State Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program provides federal grant dollars for the construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities (e.g., pumpouts, dump stations, floating restrooms, and pumpout boats) for use by recreational boats only.
Donor Name: Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
Counties: Clark County (WA), Skamania County (WA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/21/2022
Size of the Grant: $720,000 to $1,000,000
The Washington Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) is a federally funded statewide grant program. The Washington State Parks Boating Program administers the CVA Grant Program for Washington State. They are a pass-through agency that provides grants, also known as subawards, to successful applicants at the state level.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) within the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages the Federal CVA Grant Program. The Service administers the national CVA Grant Program through an annual competitive process among all states and U.S. territories. The Service ultimately receives and approves all state project applications, agreements, and amendments. Authority for the administrative policies for this grant program is established in the Code of Federal Regulations, 50 CFR Part 85, Clean Vessel Act Grant Program.
Funding Availability they anticipate awarding up to $720,000 for projects in the Coastal region and up to $1,000,000 for projects in the Inland region for the 2021-22 grant cycle. Funding availability is subject to change.
The CVA Grant Program awards grants based on geography. The state is split into two distinct funding regions – Coastal and Inland. You will select the appropriate region in your grant application.
The Coastal Region includes approximately 350 miles of coastline from the Canadian border south to Port Townsend, then out the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Cape Flattery, the most westerly point in the continental United States. From Cape Flattery, the coastal area extends south to the mouth of the Columbia River and east to the Clark-Skamania county line. Most notably, the Washington coastal grant area includes all of Puget Sound, which adds 2,000 additional miles of coastline across its canals, bays, and inlets.
The Inland Region covers most of the land mass of the State, extending from the Canadian border south to the Oregon state line, and west from Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean to the Idaho border. The inland area includes all inland lakes and waterways and the Columbia River east of the Clark-Skamania county.
Grant Eligibility & Requirements
The award of a CVA grant depends on the receipt of a complete grant application, the availability of federal funds, a fully executed grant agreement with State Parks, approval from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and any other stipulations required by State Parks.
Eligible grant applicants include:
- Public, private, and tribal-owned boating facility operators
- Cities, towns, and counties
- Port districts
- State agencies
- Qualified nonprofit organizations (see below for qualifications)
- Private operators (see below for qualifications)
For more information, visit Clean Vessel Act Grant Program.