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Clean Vessel Act Grant Program

In 1992, the Clean Vessel Act was signed into law to reduce water pollution by prohibiting vessels from discharging raw sewage into fresh water or coastal saltwater. The act established a federal grant program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to fund sewage disposal facilities. To date, the federal grant program has awarded nearly $246 million to help boaters properly dispose of sewage.
In Florida, the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program is housed within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since 1994, DEP has provided grants to marinas across the state to install pumpout facilities and to purchase pumpout vessels. To further improve water quality in Florida’s waterways, DEP’s Clean Boater Program also funds educational programs for boaters through the Clean Vessel Act grant.

Apply for a Clean Vessel Act pumpout grant:

Upcoming workshops:

Florida has pumped out
38,674,836 gallons of sewage
as of Feb. 28, 2021.
That's more than 38 million
gallons of sewage
that did not enter Florida's waterways.



Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Dec 8, 2020

Clean Marina and Clean & Resilient Marina - Dec 8, 2020 Find Out How to Achieve DEP's Clean Marina and Clean & Resilient Marina Designations Join the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection's Clean Boating Program manager to learn how to achieve DEP's Clean Marina and Clean & Resilient Marina designations. This webinar is great for new or established marinas and boatyards, as well......Read More

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