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Last Call: $50,000 In Grassroots Grants Available From BoatUS Foundation
February 28th Deadline to Apply Quickly Approaches
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Annapolis, Md., February 16, 2010 – The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local nonprofit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe and clean — but time is running out. The Foundation’s Grassroots Grant program offers individual grants of up to $4,000 for boating safety and clean water projects. However, to have a chance at funding, organizations need to apply by the February 28th deadline. A total of $50,000 is available for this year.
In the last 22 years, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways. Some of the past projects include producing movie theatre public service announcements, flying a blimp with safety messages above popular boating spots, producing radio public service announcements and installing 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 to apply online. You may also sign up for a free Foundation e-newsletter that will let you be the first to know about any upcoming grant programs and deadlines.
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. It provides educational outreach directly to boaters with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded in 1981 and is funded primarily by the half million members of BoatUS.