The American Canoe Association (ACA) recently received a $15,000 grant to produce a paddlesport safety track at the 2003 International Boating and Water Safety Summit. The grant provides ACA the opportunity to integrate paddlesport safety issues into this important annual event. The grant comes from the National Nonprofit Public Service Organization Boating Safety Grant Program, which is funded out of the Boating Safety Account of the Aquatic Resource (Wallop-Breaux) Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety. This special fund was created by Congress to, in part, fund boating safety education activities of qualified nonprofit organizations. ACA has been fortunate to receive 16 grants totaling more than $800,000 since the fund’s inception in 1984, including funding to develop a number of videos, books, posters and other safety-related projects.
Did you hear?... Bicycle groups receive grants from IMBA/Clif Bar Trail Preservation Grant program
Six bicycle groups each received $500 grants from the IMBA/Clif Bar Trail Preservation Grant program, totaling $3,000 donated by Clif Bar to this initiative. This latest round is part of a series of Clif Bar-sponsored IMBA grants that began last year, designed to support projects ...read more