11/8/2017: Notice of Funding Opportunity to promote boater safety education

The Coast Guard published a Notice of Funding Opportunity announcing that it may award up to $5.1 million for cooperative agreements in support of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Through this program, the National Recreational Boating Safety Program’s goal is to increase opportunities for boater education in order to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on America’s waterways and provide a safe enjoyable experience for the boating public. The program also encourages greater non-profit organizations’ participation and promotes uniformity of safety efforts across all types of boaters.

The Coast Guard is the lead agency in development and maintenance of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The Coast Guard will work closely with each non-profit organization grantee to ensure the funded projects adhere to the Strategic Plan. The Coast Guard conducts joint meetings and conferences, serves on committees with individuals from non-profit organizations, and conducts many other activities that constitute substantial involvement with the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

To submit a package under this Notice of Funding Opportunity, follow instructions found on www.grants.gov, using opportunity number DHS-USCG-2018-001. For more information on the grants program, such as eligibility requirements, visit the National Recreational Boating Safety Program’s website, or contact Ms. Cynthia Dudzinski at Cynthia.M.Dudzinski@uscg.mil.

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