The BoatU.S. Founda-
tion for Boating Safety and Clean Water is offering individual grants of up to $4,000 for boating safety projects.
Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by Nov. 1. A total of $50,000 is available.
During the past 20 years, the foundation has awarded more than $800,000 to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe boating on local waterways. Some of them include producing movie theater public service announcements, flying a blimp with safety messages above popular boating spots and creating an interactive, downloadable chart highlighting local safety concerns.
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While all applications will be considered, the foundation will give preferential consideration to grant proposals that incorporate new and innovative ideas that focus on how to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.
For an application or details: http://www.Boat US.com/foundation or 800-245-2628, ext. 8354. Recipients will be announced in January.
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