The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is
accepting grant applications for the Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Program. Grants are available to any organization for educating coastal and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta boaters about proper vessel sewage disposal, the use of pumpout facilities and to monitor pumpout stations in the identified regions. The deadline to submit applications is October 13, 2017.
Information on the Grant Program, as well as the 2017 grant application, requirements and complete guidelines packet are available here
As part of DBW’s commitment to provide clean, safe, and enjoyable recreational boating in California, the Division serves as the state CVA Program Grant Coordinator. This grant program serves as an important educational opportunity for organizations to inform the recreational boating community about sewage related issues, impacts, resources available to them, and proper vessel sewage disposal practices to encourage the use of pumpout facilities and mobile pumpout services.
The program targets the following two geographic regions in California (inland work performed beyond the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area does not qualify for grant funding):
• San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin counties.
• Southern California Coastal Counties: Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego.
DBW will provide funding for two grants (one for each targeted California geographic region) that will develop and implement a 12-month CVA Boater Education and Outreach Program for one of the two targeted geographic regions mentioned above. Each regional grant must include education, outreach and monitoring components.