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.
Unless further legislation extends the VTIP, the program will sunset on January 1, 2014.
HOW TO APPLY FOR VTIP FUNDING:
- Interested agencies must submit a Letter of Intent and Work Plan by April 30, 2013
- Agencies must also include a Grant Application funding form
- A 10 percent matching contribution is required
DBW will review all applications and award grants to eligible agencies by July 1, 2013, or until passage of the FY 2013/2014 budget. Please see the Information Summary for full details. You may also call the VTIP program contact, Susan Sykes, Vessel Abatement Programs Analyst, at (916) 263-8194.