BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH ODNR|
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