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Michigan Boating Pumpout Grants

This grant program, administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Sea Grant, helps reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges by encouraging safe disposal of recreational boater sewage. 

No more than a $5 fee can be charged to the public for use of these grant-funded facilities.

Approximately $200,000 is available annually, though individual award amounts will vary based on project scope.

Applicants can use the funding to build new pumpout and dump stations or upgrade existing facilities. Applications with all required materials are due by 5 p.m. Monday, October 31st.

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Chip Kosloski, clean vessel act program manager, at 517-284-5965 or