Federal Abandoned Boats Funding Program

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 education, awareness and research initiatives is September 30, 2017. The first deadline for applications for 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.

Transport Canada will hold an information session to assist local governments in preparing their applications; and to discuss issues such as the in-kind funding that is eligible under the program, the project ranking process, and the eligibility of landfill fees.

This session will take place on Thursday, July 6 from 10 am – 12 noon in Vancouver.  A teleconference option is available. If you would like to attend this session, please contact Marylyn Chiang, Senior Policy Analyst, UBCM at (604) 270-8226, ext. 110, for the location, teleconference details and meeting materials.

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