August 30, 2007
ODNR TO HOST BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION GRANT WORKSHOP ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will host a free workshop on September 19 for organizations that are planning to apply for a 2008 Boating Safety Education Grant. The workshop, which will provide guidance and training in the grant application process, will be held 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the ODNR Fountain Square Complex, 2045 Morse Road in Columbus.
The Waterways Safety Fund provides more than $350,000 in grant funding annually to community organizations that teach boating safety education programs. Individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 per program are competitively awarded on a cost-share basis, with the applicant matching at least 25 percent of the total boating education program cost.
A total of $364,303 was awarded this year to 33 recipients to provide boating safety education programs statewide.
Attendees must pre-register to attend the free grant workshop by calling the Division of Watercraft at 614-265-6674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Boating Safety Education Grant applications for 2008 grant awards must be postmarked to the Division of Watercraft by October 26. Information about the Boating Safety Education Grant Program, including a grant application, can be found online at ohiodnr.com .
For Further Information Contact:
Mary Hughes, ODNR Division of Watercraft
John Wisse, ODNR Division of Watercraft