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CVA Government Information
Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA)
The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and also for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.
The governmental agency designated by each respective governor is eligible to participate in the CVA Program. The governmental agency may partner with local governments, private marinas and others to fund eligible projects.
Grant funds are made available through a nationally competitive process.
Funds for the CVA Program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The amount provided is 2% of the funds in the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund after deducting amounts for WSFR administration, the Multistate Conservation Grant Program, the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council and fisheries commissions.
The funds deposited into the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund.