After funding more than $1 million in local boating safety and clean water projects for the past 21 years, the BoatUS Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program is more than doubling its maximum grant size to $10,000 for 2013.
The foundation is looking to fund projects that utilize innovative approaches to educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics.
"We hope that with the larger grant size of $10,000, organizations will have the means to reach more boaters through new and creative ways," said BoatUS Foundation outreach manager Alanna Keating. "Over the past two decades many groups have come to us for funding traditional outreach tools such as signs and brochures. Today, there are so many exciting interactive and innovative ways to educate, including social media, the web and hands-on activities."