ADV Grant

With funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, we are offering a nationwide ADV Program for the removal and prevention of abandoned and derelict vessels.

BoatUS Foundation’s ADV Grant Program

The BoatUS Foundation has been awarded a $10 million grant from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program to administer a national competitive grant program for removal of abandoned and derelict vessels. The project components also include the development of a national database to track abandoned and derelict vessels, outreach and education on the topics of ADVs and a national conference on current and potential sustainable disposals solutions for marine related waste streams.

BoatUS Foundation is excited to get started on this groundbreaking project. This is a new process for both BoatUS Foundation and the NOAA Marine Debris Program. We are working diligently to complete all components of the program. Use the buttons below to learn more about the program.

This project is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program with funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  • Whats Happening:

  • Grant Funding for ADV Removal

    The BoatUS Foundation is seeking to fund projects to remove abandoned and derelict vessels that pose safety and environmental hazards.

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  • ADV Database

    We’re in the beginning stages of planning and building out our ADV database in partnership with NOAA. We anticipate having a reporting system for ADVs late 2024 to early 2025. We’re looking to work with partners in developing an ADV database that works nationally. Please contact BoatUS Foundation staff to participate in conversations around data needs. For reporting current ADVs, we will announce more details when possible through our press releases and social sites.

  • Marine Disposal Conference

    The BoatUS Foundation is planning a virtual (Early 2025) and in person (January 2026) conference to bring together stakeholders to work towards addressing marine related disposal challenges and sustainable solutions on topics such as fiberglass, shrinkwrap, derelict fishing gear and pots, contaminated plastics and flares. More information will be available in Summer 2024. We will announce more details when possible through our press releases and social sites.