How to Apply for Pumpout Grants
Marine Sewage Pumpout Facility Grants
The Department of Natural Resources provides a reimbursement of up to $15,000 to marinas for the purchase and installation of marine sewage pumpout facilities. Marinas that install these systems provide boaters with a proper method of disposing of their sewage and thus contribute to cleaning up Maryland waters. Grant funding is also available for a reimbursement of pumpout operations and pumpout operations and maintenance, pumpout upgrades and replacement. This program is funded by the Federal Clean Vessel Act (75%) with supporting funds (25%) from the Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund.
Who Should Apply?
Any public or private marina.
How to Apply
NOTES: Some counties charge permit fees for first-time installations. These fees are reimbursable and should be included in your requested grant amount. Maryland law requires new and expanding marinas with more than 10 slips, and all marinas with 50 or more slips berthing any boats over 22’, must have a pumpout.
DNR staff is here to help you. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-260-8772 with questions.