For boating safety education programs offered by political subdivisions and nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations. Grants range from $1,000 to $30,000 with grantee cost share or in-kind contribution of 25%. Program period is two years. All grant expenditures and cost share contributions must occur during the program period.
Application deadline is December 1, 2022.
A free, in-person grant workshop is being offered November 3, 2022 in Columbus. Remote online options also available.
Recipients usually are notified in January/February. A mandatory workshop for recipients is held in winter. Revisions to the grant budget during the program year must be approved by ODNR. Recipients are responsible for year-end reporting of expenses and program activities. Unused funds must be returned. Programs are subject to program visits and auditing.
Grant recipients who receive funds are considered to be "suppliers" of the State of Ohio.
Grant recipients need to visit the Ohio Shared Services Supplier Operations website to create or update their Supplier Information status, to fill out an IRS W-9, and to authorize direct deposit of grant funds.
If you have any questions, contact your grant coordinator.