The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently announced that federal grant funds are available for projects that will help improve boating sewage pump-out facilities in the state for boaters with onboard sewage holding tanks.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews grant proposals and provided funding for CVA projects. Approved projects are given funding for up to 75 percent of the total cost of the project.
In Vermont, typical project proposals are from marinas that want to construct or upgrade pump-out facilities to assist boaters in properly disposing sewage. Eligible projects that can receive federal funding include the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-outs and dump stations used by boaters. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department administers the CVA grant program for the state of Vermont.
Anyone interested in applying for these funds is encouraged to act quickly to fill out an application form describing how their project will address the goals of the Clean Vessel Act. Information and grant applications are available at vtfishandwildlife.com/boating_grants.cfm.
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2011.
source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife