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Grow Boating Grants

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits and For-Profits
in the Pacific Northwest to Promote Boating

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA)

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia nonprofit boating organizations and for-profit entities for activities that promote boating throughout the Northwest region. Funding is available for programs that encourage youth participation, introduce boating to new participants, and promote safety and education.

The overall goal of these grants is to increase the number of boaters in the Northwest and to encourage boaters to boat more often.

Applications must fall into one of the following categories:

- Youth Boating Grant: Awarded to a group or organization seeking funding support for an event or program aimed specifically at getting or increasing youth participation in boating activities.
- Discover Boating Grant: Awarded to a group or organization seeking funding support for an event or program aimed specifically at introducing new people to boating.
- Boater Education / Safety Grant: Awarded to a group or organization seeking funding support for an event or program aimed specifically at educating new or current boaters on how to be safe on the water.

Programs/events can be targeted towards:

- Females
- Fishing
- Power boat education
- Pulled/Power boat sports
- New audiences

Types of Projects Funded include:

- Scholarships for programs
- Outreach to non-traditional boating populations
- Free on-water events
- Programs with an entry level focus
- Reduce cost of boating education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177396

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit boating organizations or for-profit entities applying for a specific grow boating purpose may apply.

Not funded:

- Facilities/permitting
- Large capital investments
- Profitable events
- Advanced boating programs
- Operating overhead

You do not have to be an NMTA Member to apply.

Pre-Application Information:


- Grant application opens Aug. 1, 2019 and the deadline is Oct. 1, 2019, 5:00 PM.
- Grants will be announced sometime in December.
- Checks are sent to recipients in spring/summer of 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online:

For questions contact:
Mark Yuasa, NMTA Director of Grow Boating Programs

Mailing Address:
Northwest Marine Trade Association
Mariners Square
1900 N Northlake Way, #233
Seattle, WA 98103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho;   Oregon;   Washington

Canada: British Columbia;

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