Clean vessel act grants

Program Purpose

To encourage the development or improvement of marina sanitation facilities for boaters in order to maintain and improve water quality in public waters.

Eligible Projects

Development or improvement of sanitation facilities for boaters (includes both pump-outs and dump-outs).

Who May Apply

Public and private marinas


Priority is given to areas where there are inadequate pump-out facilities and where there are significant potential users.

Level of Assistance

Up to 75% of total eligible costs.

General Information

This program was created by the United States Clean Vessel Act of 1992 to evaluate the existing conditions of sanitary disposal for boaters and to provide financial assistance for the improvement of marina sanitation facilities where they are needed.

Application Contact

Kathy Smith, Federal Aid Coordinator
MN DNR, Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul MN 55155-4039
Phone: 651-259-5629
Fax: 651-297-1157

Applications are accepted year-round.