The member-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is looking to fund Grassroots Grant projects that utilize new, innovative approaches that encourage safe and clean boating among the boating public.
Organizations with the best grant applications will be awarded individual grants of up to $10,000 to implement their plan. However, applications need to be submitted by Jan. 15, 2014, and public online voting on the applications will take place in early spring 2014.
"While the program is still for small local groups, organizations and non-profits, we're getting away from awarding funds for traditional signs, brochures, or boat show giveaway items," said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating. "Now, we're looking to tap into the many exciting interactive and innovative ways to encourage behavior changes, including social media, the web or unique hands-on activities."
Groups wishing to apply for one or more Grassroots Grants may go to www.boatus.com/grants to view the guidelines and begin their application.