Clean Vessel Act

 

This program provides funding to States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of sewage pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and pumpout boats for recreational boaters and for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.616
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 The program received 32 applications and anticipates issuing all awards at approximately 99% of requested funds. The program received 33 applications and funded all of them at 90% of the requested funds.
Fiscal Year 2018 In FY18 the program received 31 applications and issued 31 awards.
Fiscal Year 2019 In FY19 the program received 39 applications and issued 39 awards.
Fiscal Year 2020 In FY20 the program received 34 applications and anticipates issuing 34 awards.
Fiscal Year 2021 In FY21 the program anticipates receiving 35 applications and issuing 35 awards.
Authorization
Clean Vessel Act, 33 U.S.C. §1322; and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. §777 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Agencies from the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa may submit grant proposals to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, recreational boaters, municipalities, and private marinas within eligible States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth or territory for more information on this process when applying for assistance.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Regional Offices make awards to approved applicants.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Regional Directors will consider differences of opinion over the eligibility of proposals. Final determination rests with the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will select projects based on established criteria included in the NOFO and available funding.
How may assistance be used?
This program authorizes matching funds on a competitive basis for development of surveys and plans for installing sewage pumpouts and dump stations for recreational boats in the coastal zone of coastal States; and for construction of sewage pumpouts and dump stations for recreational boats; and for implementation of education programs. These stations must provide protection of sensitive areas from recreational boat sewage. Prohibited activities include: law enforcement; construction/renovation of upland restroom facilities; construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants; and any activity that does not provide public benefits.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. Final performance reports and final SF-425, Federal Financial Reports are due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Cost records must be maintained separately for each project. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission of the final Financial Status Report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. The annual program funding comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. It and the Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act Program (15.622) receive a combined total of four percent of the funds in the Trust Fund. Trust funds are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund. The Federal share of the project costs cannot exceed 75 percent for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The first $200,000 of match must be waived for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds must be obligated into a grant within the first 3 fiscal years that it is available. Grant period of performance is recommended to be 3 years. Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
American Samoa and Hawaii: Chris Swenson, Chris_Swenson@fws.gov, 503 231-6758 Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Ruth Utzurrum, Ruth_Utzurrum@fws.gov, 503-231-2083 Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Heidi Nelson, Heidi_Nelson@fws.gov 503-231-2096 Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Kelly Oliver-Amy, Kelly_Oliver-Amy@fws.gov, 505 248-7457 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Jennie McNicoll, Jennifer_McNicoll@fws.gov, 612-713-5388 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the United States Virgin Islands: Scott White, Scott_White@fws.gov, 404-679-7113 Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia: Bill Perry, Bill_Perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Michael Cotter, Michael_Cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Alaska: Mary Price, Mary_Price@fws.gov, 907-786-3982 California and Nevada: Julie Hana, Julie_Hana@fws.gov, 916-414-6507
Headquarters Office
Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Policy and Programs Division, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
r9wsfr_programs@fws.gov
Phone: (703) 358-2156.
Website Address
https://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/subpages/grantprograms/CVA/CVA.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-8151-0-7-303
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$14,515,203.00; FY 19 est $17,800,000.00; FY 20 est $15,000,000.00; FY 17$15,441,567.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Maximum Federal award is $1,500,000. The average award is approximately $350,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
50 CFR Part 85; Final Technical Guidelines published in the Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 47, March 10, 1994; final Grant Guidelines published in the Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 47, March 10, 1994; and final Pumpout Symbol Guidelines published in the Federal Register, Vol. 62, No. 166, August 27, 1997.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that construct, renovate, operate, and maintain sewage pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and pumpout boats for recreational boaters and for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage. In their coastal region, the Oregon State Marine Board plans to fund construction of one new coastal pumpout/dump station, renovation of three floating restrooms, and maintenance of 17 pumpout stations, 16 dump stations and six floating restrooms. In their inland region they plan to fund replacement of four pumpout/dump stations, renovation of three floating restrooms and maintain 18 pumpout stations, 20 dump stations and 18 floating restrooms. They will also continue their information and education efforts. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, (MI DNR), plans to issue grants to local governments and private marina operators primarily for the renovation or purchase and installation of new pumpout stations funded by the CVA program. MI DNR estimates funding approximately 13 pumpout stations and associated infrastructure using FY – 2017 CVA funds. They also plan to increase boater education and eligible activities on the purpose and use of pumpouts. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is planning on renovating 18 stationary units and eight mobile units, purchasing seven boat-mounted pumpout units, installing two floating restrooms, and providing operations and maintenance funding for 37 pumpout boats in coastal and inland waters. They will continue to fund their education program that informs recreational boaters about the importance of using pumpout stations and their locations.
Fiscal Year 2018 The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways will reduce vessel sewage pollution from overboard discharges into the waters of the State of California through the installation of eight new or replacement pumpout stations and operation and maintenance funding for CVA-funded equipment in coastal waters. They will also install, in inland waters, seven new or replacement ADA-compliant floating restrooms and operate and maintain 20 floating restrooms, dump stations and pumpout stations. The Missouri Department of Conservation plans to assist Table Rock State Park Marina’s expansion of their CVA conveyance system and the purchase of a mobile pump-out service (boat) to meet the high demand for convenient pump-outs of large boats in the local area. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection plans to increase the total number of coastal marina pumpout facilities, renovations, operations, maintenance and repair projects by 36 in the coastal area and 12 in the inland area. They will continue their ongoing CVA boater education program that includes internet postings, outreach events, brochures, radio and television public service announcements, and a database monitoring program.
Fiscal Year 2019 The Alabama Department of Environmental Management plans to construct five new coastal and three new inland pumpout stations. They will continue their ongoing CVA information and education program through distribution of written and electronic materials and continue monitoring of Clean Vessel Act (CVA)-funded systems. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection plans to increase the total number of coastal marina pumpout facilities, renovations, operations, and maintenance and repair projects by 26 in the coastal area and 15 in the inland area. They will continue their ongoing CVA boater education program that includes internet postings, outreach events, brochures, and radio and television public service announcements. The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways will reduce vessel sewage pollution from overboard discharges into the waters of the State of California through the installation of ten new pumpouts, install five new dump stations, and provide maintenance funding for CVA-funded equipment in coastal waters. They will also install, in inland waters, nine new or replacement ADA-compliant floating restrooms, two new pumpout stations, two new dump stations, and operate and maintain 20 floating restrooms, dump stations and pumpout stations. They will continue their outreach and education efforts in Coastal and Inland waters.
Fiscal Year 2020 Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that construct, renovate, operate, and maintain sewage pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and pumpout boats for recreational boaters and for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.
Fiscal Year 2021 Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects with similar objectives as those in FY20.

 


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