Clean Vessel Grant Program

The summary for the Clean Vessel Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Clean Vessel Grant Program: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting applications for the Clean Vessel Grant Program (CVA) for Fiscal Year 2009. The CVA provides funding for all States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories Federal grant funds to assist with their efforts in preventing aquatic pollution that could occur by disposing of recreational boaters' waste into public waterways and other ecosystems.
Federal Grant Title: Clean Vessel Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Environment Natural Resources Other Transportation
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-WSFR-CVA-2009
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.616
CFDA Descriptions: Clean Vessel Act
Current Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2009 Propo
Original Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2009 Propo
Posted Date: Dec 22, 2008
Creation Date: Dec 22, 2008
Archive Date: Mar 01, 2009
Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Recreational Boating
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible activities for funding from the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program depend upon whether the applicant is a coastal or inland State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, and territory. Eligible activities for all States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories include: 1) Programs or projects to educate/inform recreational boaters about the environmental pollution problems resulting from sewage discharges from vessels and to inform them of the location of pumpout and dump stations. 2) Programs or projects to construct, renovate, and operate and maintain pumpout and dump stations, including floating restrooms used solely by boaters. Eligible grant activities also include any activity necessary to hold and transport boaters' sewage to treatment plants, such as holding tanks, piping, hauling costs, and any activity necessary to get sewage treatment plants to accept sewage, such as installing bleed-in facilities. Eligible grant activities-coastal States: 1) Programs or projects that identify all operational pumpout and dump stations, and surveys of recreational vessels in coastal waters with holding tanks or portable toilets, and the areas where those vessels congregate in the coastal zone. In addition, eligible are costs of developing a list, including chart coordinates, of all operational pumpout and dump stations in the coastal zone of the State, for submission to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2) Plans for construction and renovation of pumpout and dump stations in the coastal zone of the State necessary to ensure that these stations are adequate and reasonably available to meet the needs of recreational vessels using the coastal waters of the State. Completed Stated-funded plans may be submitted after the technical guidelines appear in the Federal Register.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Steve Jose Branch Chief-Programs

Branch Chief-Programs [steve_jose@fws.gov]
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