COLUMBUS, OH -- Applications for the 2004 boating safety education
grants are currently available through the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR). Deadline for submitting the applications
is November 7.
"These grants, ranging from $500 to $30,000 each,
help establish, develop, expand, maintain and promote boating
safety programs statewide," said Ken Alvey, chief of the ODNR
Division of Watercraft.
Grants are awarded yearly on a cost-share basis with the
applicant matching at least 25 percent of the total program cost.
Boating safety education grants are funded through the state's
Waterways Safety Fund, which is comprised of boat registration
fees, a portion of the state gasoline tax, as well as funding from
the U.S. Coast Guard.
Boating education grant workshops will be held September 17 in
Columbus to provide assistance to grant applicants. Boating safety
grant applications may be obtained by calling 1-877-4BOATER and by
visiting the ODNR's web site at ohiodnr.com