SEATTLE – The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) has announced the 2019 grant program for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the Pacific Northwest. The grants are being awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, NMTA has spent more than $1.5 million to promote boating in the Pacific Northwest through various events, sponsorships and programs. The NMTA will award multiple grants up to $20,000 by mid-April 2019. Interested organizations can apply online at http://www.nmta.net/grow-boating/
“Our efforts and programs have reached more than a million people since 2003. We’re very pleased to be able to continue supporting nonprofit groups who share our mission of getting more people out on the water or introduced to the joys of boating into our 16th year,” said Mark Yuasa, NMTA’s director of Grow Boating.
Applications must fall into one 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.
Completed applications must be received by Feb. 1, 2019. Grants will be awarded by mid-April 2019.