Boat U.S. Foundation awards boating safety grants

The Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to 23 nonprofit groups from Alaska to Florida to spread the message about safe boating practices.

Since 1988, the foundation has awarded over three quarters of a million dollars in boating safety grants to fund projects that promote responsible boating at the local level.  Funds are derived from the voluntary contributions of the 670,000 members of Boat Owners Association of The United States.

To encourage excellence in boating safety grant performance, these groups will be eligible for an additional honor, the Leadership in Boating Safety Outreach Award, which will be bestowed to the group that completes the most innovative, resourceful and effective grant project.

By Professional Mariner Staff