Apply for a CVA grant


The Washington State - Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 grant cycle. Download the 2022 Grant Guide (PDF).

PLEASE NOTE – Grant applications must be submitted in PRISM. Already have a PRISM Account? Login to PRISM now to start your CVA grant application! 

Don’t have a PRISM Account? 

For help setting up or changing your PRISM account, email or call (360) 902-3086. Telephone Relay Service for the Hearing Impaired (800) 833-6388.

submission deadlines

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023.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.

2021-2022 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • November 1, 2022PRISM opens for applications
  • January 13, 2023 – Applications due by 5 p.m.
  • April 2023 – Successful grants announced
  • May 2023 – Grants awarded

Funding availability 

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