Free Money from BoatUS (No April Fool’s!)

Local boating nonprofits have until this Friday, April 1st to apply for the BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant. The program provides up to $4,000 for boating safety and clean water projects.

Some of the past projects include flying a blimp with safety messages above popular boating spots, producing radio public service announcements and installing signs at boat ramps highlighting the threat of invasive species. In the last 23 years, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways.

This year applicants are encouraged to include images and videos with their application. The applicants deemed most creative by the BoatUS Foundation will be posted online where the public will vote for their choice to receive the funds.

If you are interested in applying for one or more grants or want to see past applicants, go to

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