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Last Call: $50,000 in Boating Safety Grants Available from BoatUS Foundation
November 1st Deadline to Apply Quickly Approaches

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local non-profit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe - but time is running out. The Foundation's Boating Safety Grant program offers individual grants of up to $4,000 for boating safety projects; but, to have a chance at funding, organizations need to apply by the November 1, 2007 deadline. A total of $50,000 is available for this campaign.

Over the past 17 years, the Foundation has awarded nearly $750,000 to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe boating on local waterways. Some of them include producing movie theatre public service announcements, flying a blimp with safety messaging above popular boating spots, and the creation of an interactive, downloadable chart highlighting local safety concerns.

While all applications will be considered, the Foundation will give preferential consideration to grant proposals that incorporate new and innovative ideas that educate boaters about the need to wear life jackets.

To download an application and learn more about these Boating Safety Grants, please visit or call 1-800-245-2628, ext. 8354. Grant applications must be emailed or postmarked on or before November 1, 2007 and will be announced in January 2008.

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and research organization primarily funded by the voluntary contributions of the 650,000 members of BoatUS The Foundation operates more than a dozen programs including the only accredited, free, online general boating safety course, a low-cost EPIRB rental program, the "Help Stop the Drops" national clean fueling campaign, a free kid's Life Jacket Loaner Program, and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for nonprofit groups for boating safety and environmental projects.

For more information on making a tax-deductible donation to help keep programs like these afloat, go to


Alanna Keating

703-461-2878 ext. 8354