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Boating Facility Grants - Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant

Grants to Ohio Public and Private Marinas and Vessel
Facilities for Recreational Boat Waste Facilities

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Watercraft and US Fish and Wildlife Service

Deadline Date:

10/01/17 Postmarked


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Grants to Ohio public and private marinas and vessel facilities to renovate or construct waste dump or pumpout facilities serving recreational vessels. All facilities supported through this program are required to be open to the public. Extra consideration may be given to projects located within the following areas:

-Waters with low flushing rates
-Waters with significant recreational value
-Waters within Coastal Zone programs
-"No Discharge Areas"

Grant funds will pay for 100% of approved costs for construction and renovation of pumpout and/or dump stations. Examples of typical costs include:

-Purchase of pumpout/dump station equipment and any miscellaneous parts/supplies
-Plumbing connections to holding tank or sewer system
-Electrical and water supply
-Purchase and installation of lift stations, if needed
-Purchase of portable pumpouts
-Labor for installation
-New dock for pumpout, if used exclusively for pumpout needs.

Post Construction, Operation and Maintenance:
Any facility that is developed with assistance from the Clean Vessel Act and the Division of Watercraft shall be operated and maintained so as to appear attractive and inviting to the public. Sanitation and sanitary facilities shall be maintained to comply with applicable state and local public health standards. The facility shall be kept safe for public use. The facility shall be kept open for public use during normal business hours.

User Fees:
User fees are allowed to help pay for the maintenance and hauling costs of operating the waste reception facility. A maximum of $5.00 may be charged, unless there are other factors. In the case where hauling or other costs warrant a higher fee, application may be made for a waiver of the $5.00 charge which must be approved by the USFWS.

Barrier Free Access:
The applicant/recipient shall meet all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the extent possible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173235

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CVA grant funds are available to public and private marinas and other vessel facilities. All pumpout or dump station facilities funded through this program must be open to the public.

Examples of ineligible costs include
-Facilities that are not available to the general public
-Any construction/renovation of the main sewer line, septic systems, or sewage treatment plants
-Construction/Renovation of upland or land based restroom facilities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be postmarked by October 1 each year.

The applicant is required to secure all local and state permits required for the project. This requirement may include building and zoning permits. Permits are not required prior to making application for a grant, but will be required before construction begins.

The most important guideline to be aware of is that an applicant cannot start their project until official notification is received from ODNR.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft will provide 100% of the construction costs on a reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ted Welsh
(614) 265-6410

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Watercraft
2045 Morse Road Building A-2
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio