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Funding for Marine Pump-Out Facilities
& Pump-Out Boats

Keep our water clean, use pumpoutsThe Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) provides through a competitive process grants to promote the development and maintenance of boater waste disposal (discharges) facilities in Rhode Island marine waters in conformance with the state’s Federal No Discharge designation.

Applications will be accepted for the 2022 season from November 1 to December 3, 2021.

Grant applications can be printed and mailed to: DEM Office of Water Resources, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908 Attn: OWR Steven Engborg, or completed and emailed to All applications are due by 4 PM, Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Refer to the RFP for details on eligibility and other requirements. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis using funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service under the authority of the Clean Vessel Act. 2021 Click here for the 2021 CVA Pumpout Grant Application.

For more information contact:
Steven Engborg (




Office of Water Resources
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767
Phone: (401) 222-4700
Fax: (401) 222-3564