Sewage Management Grants
In 1992, Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act to help reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges into U.S. waters. The grant program established by the Act funds the construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations for use by recreational boaters.
As part of its commitment to provide clean, safe and enjoyable recreational boating in California, the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) serves as the grant coordinator for the state. The Clean Vessel Program also provides boater education programs to promote public awareness about boat sewage and its proper disposal.
|Program||Project||Grantee||Funding Year||Grant Amount|
|Floating Restrooms||Pine Flat Lake FRR||US Army Corps of Engineers||2018||$153,802|
|Floating Restrooms||Lake McClure FRR||Merced Irrigation District||2018||$152,423|
|Floating Restrooms||Crowley Lake FRR||Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power||2018||$151,715|
|Floating Restrooms||Castaic Lake FRR||County of Los Angeles Dept. of Parks and Recreation||2018||$309,797|
|Floating Restrooms||El Capitan Lake FRR||City of San Diego||2019||$175,914|
|Floating Restrooms||Castaic Lake FRR||County of Los Angeles Dept. of Parks and Recreation||2019||$178,771|
|Floating Restrooms||Big Bear Lake FRR||Big Bear Municipal Water District||2019||$351,829|
|Floating Restrooms||New Melones Lake FRR||Bureau of Reclamation||2019||$175,914|
|Floating Restrooms||New Bullards Bar Reservoir||Yuba County Water Agency||2019||$175,731|
|Floating Restrooms||Lake Clementine||California State Parks||2019||$175,098|
|Pumpout/Dump Station Installation||San Diego Unified Port District Pumpouts||San Diego Unified Port District||2019||$113,638|
|CVA Education and Outreach||CVA Education and Outreach Grant - Northern California||Association of Bay Area Governments||2019/2020||$330,000|
|CVA Education and Outreach||CVA Education and Outreach Grant - Southern California||The Bay Foundation||2019/2020||$330,000|
Education and Outreach
Grants available to any organization for educating boaters about proper sewage disposal, the use of pumpout facilities and for pumpout monitoring efforts.
This grant program funds the development, construction, deployment, and operation and maintenance of floating restrooms.
Pumpout/Dump Station Installation
This grant program funds the placement of vessel pumpout stations.
Operation and Maintenance for Sewage Management Equipment
This grant program funds the eligible costs of pumpout parts and labor to maintain an existing pumpout.