The Michigan Pumpout Grant Program is not currently accepting applications. Please check back in Fall 2021. Applicants can find everything they need on the website, including the application form and handbook, both available as PDFs. More information can also be found under Frequently Asked Questions.
The Michigan Boating Pumpout Grant Program helps reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges by encouraging safe disposal of recreational boater sewage. Public and private marinas that are open to the public can apply for grant funding to build new pumpout and dump stations or upgrade their existing facilities; however, a maximum of a $5.00 fee may be charged for use of pumpout facilities constructed, operated, or maintained with grant funds. Marinas can use grants to fund up to 75 percent of eligible project costs; the marina must provide the remaining 25 percent match.
Update [7/13/2021]: The current application window has now closed, but the program will re-open for new applications on a regular basis. Visit the Michigan Pumpout Grant Program website this fall for updates!