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Grants to Wisconsin Agencies, Businesses, and Marinas to Develop and Improve Boating Amenities

Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Wisconsin local government agencies and private marinas and businesses to improve boating amenities on the state’s waterways. Funding is intended for construction projects, maintenance activities, and the development of educational materials related to the safe disposal of recreational boater sewage.

Pump Out Station Fund (Clean Vessel Act) eligible project costs:

a. Construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump out & dump stations including floating restrooms used solely by boaters.

ii. Education/information programs to educate/inform recreational boaters about environmental pollution resulting from sewage discharges from vessels.

iii. Activities involved with holding, transporting, and getting sewage treatment facilities to accept sewage.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any private marina/business or local units of government may apply.

The following costs are not eligible in any of the subaward grant program.

1. Project supplies not directly related to implementation of the project and outside of the support cost parameters listed above
2. Purchase of motor vehicles or trucks
3. Land acquisition
4. Department staffing costs related to the implementation of the project (includes salaries, hourly wages, and fringe benefits)

Pre-Application Information
Grant application materials for CVA projects must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. Sept. 1.

Please contact the Program Coordinator or the Grant Program Manager with questions. The Program Coordinator can help you with project eligibility and connect you with the local Fisheries staff for technical questions and project placement. The Grant Program Manager can help you with grant procedural issues, how to proceed, eligible costs, and answer questions concerning budget and administrative procedures.

Subrecipients are required to contribute a percentage of the total project costs as defined in their grant agreement; normally between 25-50%. This percentage may vary so pay close attention to the grant agreement.

These grant programs are administered as reimbursement programs. This means you must incur and pay all costs associated with the project before seeking reimbursement from the Department.

Contact Information
Email applications to

Grant Program Manager
Faith Murray
WI Department of Natural Resources
2984 Shawano Ave
Green Bay, WI 54313

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