by Ohio DNR

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period.

“Ohio has experienced extraordinary growth in paddle sports in recent years,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “This new grant will provide funding for new opportunities, such as improving access sites and connecting paddlers to local amenities which will enhance local economies and tourism.”

The new Paddling Enhancement Grant is a competitive grant program offering 100% reimbursement to eligible political

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