selection of a focus topic is designed to increase
awareness of a national issue at the local level.
It is a topic that we believe needs more public awareness.
Through our Grant Programs, we will be able to reach
more people at the local level educating them about
an issue that affects all recreational boating. All
applications with any boating safety topic will be
accepted. Applications with a majority of the project
devoted to the focus topic will be given preferential
For the last grant cycle, the Foundation sought grant proposals that educate boaters on the dangers of alcohol and boating. According to The Coast Guard’s 2007 Accident Statistics, alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 21% of the deaths. Projects could include the production of signs, brochures or PSAs on the effects of alcohol on boaters. The Foundation is looking for grant proposals that use new and innovative ways of educating boaters. The emphasis for this focus topic is the use of positive messaging to reach boaters. For more information on the kinds of projects funded in the past, visit the Photo Gallery.
you have any questions regarding this program, please
the Grant Administrator, or call (800) 245-2628