ODNR AWARDS MORE THAN $540,000 IN GRANTS TO HELP MAINTAIN BOATING SAFETY ON OHIO WATERWAYS|
COLUMBUS, OH - Thirty Ohio law enforcement agencies will share a total of $547,638 in Marine Patrol Grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that will assist in efforts to enforce laws and maintain boating safety on state waterways.
“Supporting local marine patrol programs improves our ability to serve boaters needs and to work in partnership with other law enforcement agencies to ensure marine-related public safety needs are satisfied,” said Ken Alvey, chief of the ODNR Division of Watercraft Chief.
Funding for these Marine Patrol 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 fractional 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.