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05/05/2021

DEEP Accepting Grant Proposals for Clean Vessel Act program for 2022 Boating Season

Applications Due July 15; Program Helps Keep Boat Sewage Out of CT Waters

 

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting competitive grant proposals for the federal Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program for the 2022 boating season.

The CVA program, managed through DEEP’s Boating Division, provides federally funded matching grants for qualifying projects that provide boat sewage disposal facilities, more commonly known as pumpouts. During the 2020 boating season, pumpout facilities and pumpout vessel programs removed more than 1.2 million gallons of marine sewage from recreational vessels in Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake.

“Through this important program, and with the support of Connecticut boaters and pumpout facility operators, we continue to provide boaters with a convenient way to keep more than 1 million gallons of marine sewage from being discharged into Connecticut’s waters each year,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “With this latest round of grant opportunities, we plan to continue to build on this successful program to keep our waters clean and healthy for water-based recreation in Connecticut.”

Funding for the CVA Grant program comes from the Sport Fishing Restoration Fund, which is supported by excise taxes on certain fishing and boating equipment and boat fuels.  DEEP partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and issues grants to partly fund various CVA marine facilities and programs.  The marine facilities provide 25% of the cost of each funded project.  The Connecticut CVA program is a nationally recognized program.

For the 2021 boating season, 36 marine facilities and pumpout vessel programs will receive $960,750 in funding under the CVA program to further improve water quality in Connecticut’s waters. Six of the 36 grant recipients will receive funding for the construction of new or replacement pumpouts. The remaining projects fund operation and maintenance of land based pumpouts and mobile pumpout boats.

Competitive grant proposals are now being accepted for the 2022 boating season. Applications are due on July 15, 2021.  For more information about the CVA Program in Connecticut and how to apply for these grants, go here.

See below for chart showing number of gallons of recreational boat sewage pumped in CT since 2010, and a list of the 2021 CVA grant recipients.

 

 

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graph of gallons of boat sewage pumped out by year

 

2021 Clean Vessel Act Program Grant Recipients:

 

Pumpout Boat Programs

Project Description

Municipality

Grant Award

Cedar Island Marina

O&M for one pumpout vessel and one stationary pumpout facility

Clinton

$36,977.94

Essex, Town of (Lower CT River Pumpout Boat Program)

O&M for 3 pumpout vessels

Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook

$117,000.00

JCM (American Wharf)

O&M for one pumpout vessel and one stationary pumpout facility

Norwich

$10,533.75

SHM Pilot's Point Marina, LLC

O&M for 3 pumpout vessels and 4 stationary pumpout facilities

Westbrook

$57,315.00

SHM Yacht Haven Marina

O&M for 1 pumpout vessel and one stationary pumpout vessel offloading station

Stamford

$32,025.00

Save the River - Save the Hills Inc.

O&M for one pumpout vessel

East Lyme, Waterford

$29,325.00

Stratford, Town of

O&M for one pumpout vessel

Stratford, Milford

$33,108.00

Westerly, Town of

O&M for 2 pumpout vessels

Stonington, Pawcatuck, Westerly

$47,325.00

New Construction/Upgrade Projects

 

 

 

East Norwalk Blue, Inc.

Construction of one new stationary pumpout facility in Norwalk and O&M for three pumpout vessels

Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Westport

$128,653.50

East Shore District Health Department (Town of Branford)

O&M for 2 pumpout vessels and one stationary pumpout vessel offloading station and replacement of an existing stationary pumpout facility

Guilford, Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven

$99,875.25

New Haven, City of

Construction of one new stationary pumpout facility at Long Wharf Pier

New Haven

$48,750.00

New London, City of

Upgrade of an existing portable pumpout facility and associated radio controls and O&M for one pumpout facility

New London

$9,675.00

Shrink the Boat, LLC

O&M for 4 pumpout vessels and purchase of one new replacement vessel engine

Mystic area of Groton & Stonington, Noank, Groton Long Point, New London, Fisher's Island

$153,765.80

TL 76 Holdings; c/o Building and Land Technology

O&M and construction of one new stationary pumpout facility

Stamford

$27,348.91

Pumpout Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

 

 

Beacon Point Marine, Inc

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Cos Cob

$4,530.00

City Point Yacht Club

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

West Haven

$4,837.50

Clinton Yacht Haven Dockominium

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Clinton

$4,256.25

Darien Boat Club, Inc.

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Darien

$870.00

DEEP Marine District Headquarters

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Old Lyme

$17,910.75

Hays Haven Marina

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility and one dump station

Chester

$3,037.50

Miamogue Yacht Club, Inc.

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Bridgeport

$2,700.00

Mystic River Marina, Inc.

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Mystic

$2,895.00

Norwest Marine, LLC

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility and one dump station

Pawcatuck

$1,980.00

Pequonnock Yacht Club

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

New Haven

$6,485.25

Port Niantic, Inc.

O&M for one portable pumpout facility

Niantic

$2,865.75

Rex Marine Center, Inc.

O&M for one portable pumpout facility

Norwalk

$1,087.50

Saybrook Point Marina, LLC

O&M for 4 stationary pumpout facilities

Old Saybrook

$5,762.46

Shennecossett Yacht Club

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Groton

$4,861.36

SHM Bruce and Johnson LLC

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Branford

$3,990.00

SHM Dauntless Shipyard and Marina

O&M for 2 stationary pumpout facilities and one portable pumpout facility

Essex

$16,687.87

SHM Deep River Marina

O&M for one stationary and one portable pumpout facility

Deep River

$19,481.87

SHM Ferry Point Marina

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Old Saybrook

$5,625.00

SHM Mystic LLC

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Mystic

$4,293.75

SHM Stratford, LLC

O&M for 3 stationary pumpout facilities

Stratford

$7,277.16

Thamesport Marina, LLC

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

New London

$3,997.50

Unit Owners Association at Guilford Yacht Club, Inc.

O&M for one stationary pumpout facility

Guilford

$3,639.38

Total Grant Amount Awarded

 

 

$960,750.00

 

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