Vessel Turn In Program (VTIP)

Grant applications (normally due by April 30th) are temporarily not being accepted until further notice. New information is currently in progress. Thank you for your patience.


ANNOUNCING THE NEW SURRENDERED AND ABANDONED VESSEL EXCHANGE (SAVE) GRANT


DBW is pleased to announce the NEW combination grant, the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE). This grant is available to local public agencies applying for both of the Abandoned Watercraft and Abatement Fund (AWAF) and Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) grants. The SAVE combines these two effective grants into one, providing the convenience of a single grant to manage, and allowing the flexibility to use the SAVE grant funds interchangeably for AWAF and VTIP issues. If your agency applies for both grants, you will automatically receive the SAVE grant. If applying only for the AWAF or VTIP, consider the SAVE. The option to handle both situations gives your agency the best flexibility.

Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP)

The Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) provides an alternative for boat owners to surrender an unwanted recreational vessel to participating public local agencies.

VTIP was established by Assembly Bill (AB) 166 (Chapter 416, Statutes 2009) and became effective January 1, 2010. The program provides grants to public local agencies to administer a turn-in program in their jurisdiction. Funding for VTIP comes from the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF), but is separate from the existing AWAF program and receives separate budget authority. Participation in the current AWAF program is not required to participate in VTIP.

HOW TO APPLY FOR VTIP FUNDING:

DBW will review all applications and award grants to eligible agencies after the passage of the fiscal year budget. Please see the Information Summary for more information. You may also call the VTIP program analyst, Susan Sykes, at (916) 327-1825, or email Susan.Sykes@parks.ca.gov.