Safe and Clean Boating Projects
Posted by on October 29, 2012
BoatUS Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Safe and Clean Boating Projects
Deadline: December 17, 2012
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water’s Grassroots Grants Program annually awards funds to nonprofit organizations, boating clubs, and student groups in the United States for projects that utilize innovative approaches to education about safe and clean boating.
The foundation is looking for creative projects that promote safe and clean boating on local waterways. Past topics have ranged from PSAs on the effects of boating under the influence to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris.
Projects the foundation is most interested in funding will be unique (topic, methods, or delivery mechanism); include extensive outreach to boaters; use technology to educate boaters, including social media and the Web; have a widespread reach (not just a handful of boaters); include hands-on work with the boating community; and have a way to measure the success of the program.
Applicants can include boating groups, clubs and associations, student groups, and local nonprofit organizations, including local chapters of national organizations. Grants will not be awarded to government agencies, international organizations, for-profit businesses, or individuals.
Applicants may request any amount up to $10,000. Funded projects must be completed within one year.
After review by foundation staff, the top-ranked applications will be posted for public voting on the BoatUS Foundation Web site. Grant applicants will have several weeks to promote their project and encourage others to vote.
Visit the BoatUS Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, an eligibility questionnaire, and the online application.
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