Apply for a CVA grant


The Washington State Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) is no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 grant cycle. We expect to accept applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle this fall.

submission deadlines

You must submit the required application and supporting documents by or before the deadline. Applications that fail to meet the minimum submission requirements may be disqualified.

Please submit your grant application to the CVA program manager at the address specified in the grant application. The agency does not provide delivery confirmation. If you submit materials by mail and wish to have a delivery confirmation, you must arrange one with your mail carrier. Materials received after a deadline are not accepted. 

2020-2021 Grant Cycle Timeline

Nov. 16, 2020

 Grant announcement and application posted online 

Feb. 1, 2021

 Application deadline

April 2021

 Successful projects announced

May 2021 

 Estimated grant start date

Funding availability 

We anticipate the following funding availability for the 2020-2021 grant cycle: 

  • $600,000 for projects in the Coastal region 
  • $700,000 for projects in the Inland region 

Funding availability is subject to change. Funding comes to the Washington State Parks Boating Program from a competitive federal grant managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Project Evaluation

Project evaluation is a competitive process based on a of set scoring criteria. Applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of evaluators representing state agencies, the boating and marina community and State Parks. The project scores are tabulated and compiled to establish a ranked list. State Parks staff will present the final ranked list with recommendations to the agency director, who shall make the final decision on funded projects.

Typical PRojects

The CVA Grant Program provides grants for the construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of publicly accessible Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities for the use of recreational boats only. Projects typically funded include construction or renovation of public pumpouts, dump stations, floating restrooms and pumpout boats. We also offer financial assistance for the ongoing operation and maintenance costs of public pumpouts, dump stations, floating restrooms and pumpout boats.

eligible applicants 

  • Cities, towns and counties
  • Public, private and tribal owned boating facility operators 
  • Special purpose districts, such as port, park and recreation and public utility districts
  • State agencies
  • Native American tribes
  • Qualified nonprofits and private operators (see grant guide for required qualifications) 


You may contact the CVA Grant Program manager by email at