Clean Vessel Act Grants (CVA)

This program was created by the United States Clean Vessel Act of 1992 to evaluate the existing conditions of sanitary disposal for boaters and to provide financial assistance for the improvement of marina sanitation facilities where they are needed.

Program purpose

To encourage the development or improvement of marina sanitation facilities for boaters in order to maintain and improve water quality in public waters.

Eligible projects

Development or improvement of sanitation facilities for boaters (including pump-out stations, dump-outs, and floating restrooms).

Eligible applicants

Public and private marinas.

Business registration

All CVA Grant Application grant applicants (both private businesses and government entities) must be a legal owner of the property and also be registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State. If you are NOT registered, please visit this website to register prior to submitting your application for this grant. NOTE: Applications will not be accepted if this requirement is not met.

Level of assistance

Up to 75% of total eligible costs. NOTE: The sub-recipient must pay for project expenses in-full and meet all terms of the grant agreement and sub-recipient contract prior to seeking reimbursement.

Buy America Provision for Infrastructure

As required by Section 70914 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58), on or after May 14, 2022, none of the funds under a federal award that are part of a Federal financial assistance program for infrastructure may be obligated for a project unless all the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project are produced in the United States, unless subject to an approved waiver per the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum M-22- 11. Recipients must include the requirements in this section of all contracts and purchase orders for work or products under this program. There may be instances where an award qualifies, in whole or in part, for an existing Department of the Interior (Department) general applicability waiver as described on the Department's General Applicability Waivers web page.

Funding priorities

Priority is given to areas where there are inadequate pump-out facilities and where there are significant potential users.

How to apply

Clean Vessel Act Grant Application

Important dates

The process of this funding opportunity is ongoing, and there is no fixed deadline. However, the opportunity will remain open until available funds are fully allocated.

Contact information

Nasra Mohamoud, Grant Coordinator

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails
Box 39, 500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul MN 55155-4039
Email: [email protected]

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