Secretary Bernhardt Announces More Than $54 Million to Keep Waters Clean, Support Outdoor Recreation
an NMMA article
Last Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced $32.8 million in grants – with an additional non-federal match of $21.9 million – for states and communities to support outdoor recreation and help boaters keep America’s waters clean. The funding comes from the Clean Vessels Act (CVA) program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program which provide much-needed funding to communities to build and maintain facilities that help boaters keep our rivers and streams clean; and construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation.
The Trump administration has distributed more than $129 million from these programs since 2017; which has leveraged an additional $83 million in non-federal funding to provide a total of $212 million toward infrastructure projects benefiting recreational boaters.