Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft
12/01/21 Postmarked or Emailed
Grants of up to $30,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations, government agencies, conservancy districts, school systems, IHEs, and coast guard associations for boating safety outreach and education activities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. The purpose of this program is to reduce boating mishaps, accidents, and fatalities through boater education.
The purpose of the Boating Safety Education Grant program is to support the establishment, development, expansion, promotion, and maintenance of safe boating programs benefiting the general public and to address boater expectations for courses meeting Ohio’s mandatory boating education law. The goals of this effort are to reduce boating accidents, mishaps and fatalities through awareness of boating hazards and risk management practices and to heighten the level of boating education and boating law compliance within Ohio.
The following are established requirements for grant applicants applying for funding to increase boating education efforts in local communities. The requirements are of high importance and are listed in a random order with no intended priority ranking. If the applicant does not state in a clear, detailed plan how their organization’s boating program will meet one, or more, of these requirements the applicant will not be eligible for funding that year.
Note: Wearing life jackets properly is mandatory for all on-the-water programs and activities that are funded by this grant.
For allowable costs, see https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/parks/grants/2022BSEGPacket.pdf#page=15.
GrantWatch ID#: 140387
Grants range from $1,000 to $30,000. Advertising awards will be capped at $1,000 per application for all programs.
Note: For the 2022 Boating Safety Education Grant, grant recipients will be funded only for a two-year agreement.
The program period ending date is November 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail, or email, completed application with required attachments to:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Parks and Watercraft
2045 Morse Road, Building C
Columbus, OH 43229
Direct questions to:
Craig Wilson, Education Grants Administrator
Contact your local ODNR field office for input on local program and boating needs. For contact information, see https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/parks/grants/2022BSEGPacket.pdf#page=6.
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