How to apply...
The standard application forms (SF 424 series) as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 49 CFR Part 18 must be used by the States for this program. National nonprofit public service organizations apply on SF 424.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
After approving State applications, the Coast Guard (Chief, Office of Boating Safety) will enter into contractual obligation with the States. Letters of approval and thereafter grant and/or cooperative agreements will be sent to national nonprofit public service organizations.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.