Boating Safety Youth Program Award Sponsored by BoatU.S. The purpose of the Boating Safety Youth Program Award is to provide a vehicle for recognizing individuals and organizations that have developed and successfully implemented innovative youth boating education programs targeting safety issues and concerns of national interest. The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.) sponsors the program and is a member of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). The goal of this award is to encourage the development of innovating boating safety education programs directed at youth. For a youth boating program to qualify, it must integrate safety practices into the program and be aimed at students less than 18 years of age. Selection priority will be given to unique or innovative programs with the primary goal of increasing boat safety. Award applications will be evaluated by the NSBC based on criteria that includes a program description, budget proposal, and availability of the program to be duplicated by others. The NSBC may require an interview with the program administrator before final selection of the award is made. This interview may be in person or by phone. This award includes a cash prize of $2500 to be used for the implementation or enhancement of a youth-oriented boating safety program. In addition, the group will receive a beautiful trophy and a trip to the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS). The attendance at the IBWSS, travel, lodging and subsistence based on the federal allowance will be covered for one representative of the winning program. To receive the award, a representative of the winning program must agree to attend the IBWSS. The representative will present a 45-minute session on their award-winning youth program. The award grant may be used to purchase necessary equipment, audio visual aids, printing, teaching aids, program promotion and advertisement, rental time of pool or waterfront facilities, transportation costs to on-water sites or other costs associated with the advancement of the program. Funds may not be used as wages or salaries for instructors. If you have any questions about the “Take ‘Em Boating” Grant, contact the National Safe Boating Council at (703) 361-4294 or [email protected] Applications submission deadline is December 31. All applications must be postmarked by December 31. Boating Safety Youth Program Award Sponsored by Boat U.S. Application Applicant Information: Contact Person: Title: Organization: Phone/Fax: Address: Email Address: Should our program be selected, I verify that a Representative will attend the International Boating and Water Safety Summit to make a presentation. I agree that if selected, our program will be made available for others to use. Signature of Authorized Individual: Title: Date: Please complete a program description by addressing the following: 1. Program title. 2. Who are the instructors and what are their credentials? 3. List the goals and objectives of the program. 4. What age group is the program targeting? 5. Describe how your program is implemented or delivered to the student. 6. How is your program advertised or promoted (if applicable)? 7. Describe how your program can be adapted by others. 8. What results have you documented that indicate the program is successful? 9. In general, describe the areas of your program that would be enhanced with this grant. Feel free to include course outlines, lesson plans, schedules, budgets, equipment needs or any other supporting information that will be beneficial in explaining your program. Please complete the attached application and submit it along with the program description to: Boating Safety Youth Program Award National Safe Boating Council P.O. Box 509 Bristow, VA 20136 Applications submission deadline is December 31. All applications must be postmarked by December 31.