ODNR ANNOUNCES $541,000 IN MARINE PATROL GRANTS TO HELP MAINTAIN BOATING SAFETY ON OHIO WATERWAYS|
COLUMBUS, OH - Twenty-eight Ohio law enforcement agencies will share
a total of $541,000 in marine patrol grants that will assist them in efforts
to enforce laws and maintain boating safety on state waterways, according to
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
"Marine patrol grants represent a valued collaboration between the
State of Ohio and its boating partners to ensure continued safety on the
state's many lakes, rivers and streams," said ODNR Director Sam Speck.
Funding for these grants comes from the Waterways Safety Fund, which
is administered by the ODNR Division of Watercraft. The fund consists of
watercraft registration and titling fees, a percentage of the state gasoline
sales tax and funding from the U.S. Coast Guard. A minimum 25 percent local
match is required of grant recipients.