COLUMBUS, OH -- Local communities across Ohio have until November
1 to apply for $43,000 in grants to obtain and place navigational
aids on inland waterways, according to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR).
These navigational aid grants are
awarded on a non-matching basis and are administered by the ODNR
Division of Watercraft to improve boating safety for the state's
estimated 3 million recreational boaters. Waterway areas that can
be marked include controlled areas for boating traffic, restricted
areas and hazardous areas.
The buoys and signs must comply with the standard inland
waterway regulatory marking system.
The grant money comes from the Waterways Safety Fund, which
consists of watercraft registration and titling fees, a percentage
of the state gasoline sales tax, as well as funding from the U.S.
Additional information on the navigational aids grant program
is available by contacting the ODNR Division of Watercraft at
614-265-6446 or by visiting the ODNR web site at ohiodnr.com .