Brookfield Renewable announces Youth Safety Grants during National Safe Boating Week
For Immediate Release: May 27, 2021
Media Contact: Miranda Kessel, 207-522-4147
Lewiston, ME (May 24, 2021) – In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, Brookfield Renewable is announcing a grant program available to purchase youth life jackets and other water safety equipment that support safe outdoor recreation for youth-related nonprofit organizations.
National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2021. Brookfield Renewable joins boating safety advocates who have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating, including voluntary, consistent life jacket wear each time boaters are on the water.
The Brookfield Renewable grant program is available for schools, summer camps and nonprofits, which support youth outdoor activities within the watershed regions of the Penobscot, Union, Kennebec, Saco, and Androscoggin in Maine and New Hampshire. Multiple grants of up $2,500 will be awarded.
To apply for the grant, summarize the information below and in two pages or 1000 words (excluding the W9). The grant information can be e-mailed to Stakeholder.Relations@brookfieldrenewable.com by June 30. You will be notified by July 15 of the status of your grant application.
The following information is required for a grant request:
- Name and description of the organization, primary contact, and submittal of a W9.
- Summary of how the funds will be used and how they will specifically benefit water and recreation safety or outdoor stewardship.
- Brief description of the budget and the amount being requested.
Brookfield Renewable is launching the grant program as a public safety partner of the National Safe Boating Council. Wearing a lifejacket and safe outdoor and recreation practices should start early to ensure a lifelong commitment to the values of public safety and safe outdoor recreation. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2019 and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
For more information on National Boating Week, please visit https://safeboatingcampaign.com/, or for more information on the grant program, please email Stakeholder.Relations@brookfieldrenewable.com
About Brookfield Renewable - Brookfield Renewable U.S., based in New York City, is a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable power, delivering innovative renewable power solutions that accelerate the world towards a sustainable, low-carbon future. Our diversified portfolio of hydropower, wind, solar and storage facilities spans across 34 states, totaling approximately 7,300 megawatts of generating capacity, providing enough clean energy to avoid about 11 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Photo Cutline: Brookfield Renewable is launching a youth water safety grant program as a public safety partner of the National Safe Boating Council.