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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: 1994 BOATING EDUCATION GRANT PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Watercraft is now accepting proposals for 1994 Boating Education Safety Grants. Political subdivisions, conservancy districts, educational institutions and non-profit organizations may apply for the grants to fund local boating safety education programs.
 Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 will be awarded on a cost share basis with the grant recipient providing at least 25 percent of the total cost of the project. A total of $100,000 is available to establish, develop, expand or maintain boating education programs.
 Projects which offer the standardized Ohio Safe Boating Course to the boating public, boating safety programs targeting anglers, programs which develop the Sober Skipper alcohol awareness program on a grassroots level and proposals which expose disadvantaged youth to boating will receive priority funding.
 Applications for the 1994 Boating Safety Education Grants must be received by Nov. 1, 1993. For an informational packet containing project guidelines and an application, call 614-256-6505 or write to ODNR Division of Watercraft, 1952 Belcher Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43224-1386.
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 /CONTACT: Dennis Evans of Watercraft, 614-265-6695, or Jeanne Hoffman of Media Relations & Communications, 614-265-6886, both of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/


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