Byline: Log News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — BoatU.S. has announced that it has increased to $10,000 the maximum amount for individual grants by the BoatU.S. Foundation’s Grassroots Grants Program for local boating safety and clean water projects in 2013.
“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 Alanna Keating, manager of the foundation. “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.”
For example, BoatU.S. said, inquisitive kids using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with a video camera, to learn about marine debris, was a winning combination for a grant in 2010.
Nonprofit organizations, boating clubs and student groups interested in applying for one or more Grassroots Grants for projects that promote safe and/or clean boating on local waterways will find additional information and an application form online at BoatUS.com/Grants. Grants will not be awarded to government agencies, international organizations, for-profit businesses or individuals, BoatU.S. said.
The deadline for submitting applications for grants is Dec. 17, and that the strongest applicants’ proposals will be posted online next spring for a public vote.