Community groups, nonprofits and grassroots
organizations wanting to keep local boaters safe and waterways clean are
eligible for grants for up to $4,000 each from the BoatUS Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program. A total of up to $50,000 is available this grant cycle, which requires applications to be in by January 4, 2012.
Foundation is looking for new and innovative project ideas to educate
boaters on safe and clean boating", says Program Manager Alanna Keating.
"Applicants are encouraged to upload photos and videos showcasing their
proposed project ideas. The strongest grant applications will be posted
online for the public to vote on and choose which projects receive
funding in the spring of 2012."
In the last 20 years the BoatUS
Foundation Grassroots Grants Program has awarded more than $1 million to
local organizations. Past projects earning funding have included
high-flying blimps carrying safety messages, radio public service
announcements, custom-made fuel spill containment kits and signs at boat
ramps highlighting the threat of invasive species.
Groups interested in applying for one or more Grassroots Grants may go to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/Grants
to look at previous grant projects and photos, review current
guidelines and frequently asked questions, and apply online. To be the
first to know when voting for projects begins or the deadlines of other
Foundation programs, "like" us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BoatUSFoundation. You may also sign up for a free Foundation e-newsletter at www.BoatUS.com.
The national nonprofit is largely funded by the half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).
About the BoatUS Foundation:
BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national
leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. It provides
innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the
aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of
America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. To make a
tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, go to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation.