BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants: New, Easier, “365-day Rolling” Application Announced

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The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water announces a new, easier grant application for Grassroots Grants Program

Recycled Fish, a non-profit devoted to increasing angling stewardship, used BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant funds for their One Million Stewards program that promoted clean boating practices.

Applicants need to only start by submitting a short letter of intent explaining their idea to the Foundation.

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including community-based groups, boat clubs, angling and environmental organizations, USCG Auxiliary, or US Power Squadrons to apply for a Grassroots Grant. Started over 25 years ago, the BoatUS member-funded grant program provides groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics. The Foundation announced today a completely new “365-day rolling” grant application process that allows applicants to apply at any time throughout the year, speeding the review process and allowing more flexibility in funding projects.

Submitting a short letter of intent explaining their idea is all an applicant needs to do to start the process. If the idea is strong and meets Grassroots Grant program guidelines, BoatUS Foundation will ask for a full proposal. Gone is having to wait for the once-a-year “cycle” of funding, and groups will have better ability to apply for funds when they need them. Decision-making will also be greatly expedited.

Past projects have ranged from public service announcements on the effects of boating under the influence and installing fishing line recycling bins, to hands-on education about the effects of marine debris and a unique airborne blimp adorned with boating safety messages. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways. For more information or how to apply, go to BoatUS.org/grants.

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About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the over half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the non-profit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 34 free state courses – can be found at BoatUS.org/courses.

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