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Paddle Nation Project Applications Are Due Today: February 1, 2013
Outdoor Nation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from individuals between the ages of 18 and 28 or 501c3 non-profit organizations who are interested in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling.
The Paddle Nation Project is made possible by support and funding from the Outdoor Industry Association Paddle Advisory Council (PAC), Nielsen Expositions and National Park Service. The PAC is a coalition of top paddlesports manufacturers, retailers and stakeholders dedicated to advancing and growing participation in paddlesports.
A signature program of The Outdoor Foundation and supported by a diverse coalition of public, private and not-for-profit partners, Outdoor Nation and its community of young ‘Outsiders’ are committed to increasing and expanding outdoor youth participation by empowering young leaders to champion the outdoors on campuses and in communities. Over the past year, Outdoor Nation has awarded over $250,000 to youth for projects that reconnect young people with nature.
Proposals must be submitted to Outdoor Nation by February 1, 2013.
Individuals or non-profit organizations can be awarded UP TO $2,500 for requests that are millennial-driven and that work towards creating connections between young people with their local waterways through recreational paddling. Please note that individual grant recipients (non 501c3s) will be required to work with a local community partners on project implementation. A minimum of 20 projects will be awarded funding along with technical support and guidance from The Outdoor Foundation.
Selection and Notification Process:
Criteria for The Paddle Nation Project have been established by the Outdoor Foundation and the OIA Paddle Advisory Council. Based on a rigorous review and selection process, The Outdoor Foundation and PAC will announce the grant recipients on March 1, 2013.
Contact Ivan Levin, Director, Outdoor Nation at [email protected] with questions regarding this program.
Click here for the Paddle Nation Project overview and to complete the Application Process