Abandoned Boats Funding Information Session

On July 6, nineteen local governments attended a Transport Canada information session on the new Federal Abandoned Boats Funding Program. This article provides Transport Canada’s presentation along with a link to the applicant’s guide for requesting funding and authorization to take possession, remove, and dispose of an abandoned or wrecked small boat.

Applications and project proposals are currently being accepted for the federal government’s new $6.85 million national, five-year Abandoned Boats Program. Funding is available for the assessment and removal of small, high priority abandoned boats, as well as education, awareness and research initiatives.

The first deadline for applications for the education, awareness and research initiatives is September 30, 2017. The first deadline for applications for the assessment and removal of small, high priority abandoned boats is October 30, 2017. There will be additional opportunities to apply for funding in 2018 and future years.

For further information and details on the application process, visit the Abandoned Boats Program website.

If you have questions for Transport Canada, you may contact their office at (604) 775-8867.

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