Boating Safety


To improve safe operations and uses of water craft.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
Coast Guard Auxiliary, 14 U.S.C 821-832; Coast Guard Auxiliary, 14 U.S.C 891-894; Coast Guard Auxiliary, Executive Order , 14 U.S.C 141.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any U.S. citizen, 17 years of age or older, is eligible to apply for membership in the Auxiliary. All Auxiliarists undergo a personal security investigation that serves as a key factor in the determination of their suitability for service.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Boating public.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Contact the local Coast Guard District Director of Auxiliary or the local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla which can be found at the "Join Us!" section of the Auxiliary web site, This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer workforce element of the U.S. Coast Guard. It provides a wide variety of boating safety services to the public. Auxiliarists deliver a diverse range of courses and training programs that educate boaters and help them achieve State boating safety certificates. The Auxiliary conducts free Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) to promote boating safety. Boats that pass the VSC are given a "Seal of Safety" decal that indicates the boat met Federal and pertinent State safety-related equipment requirements. If deficiencies are found, the owner is advised of such, but no report is made to any law enforcement authority and a decal is not issued. Auxiliarists also support virtually all Coast Guard missions except direct law enforcement and combat operations. They offer their personal boats, airplanes, radios, and vehicles to perform operational and support activities like marine safety patrols, public outreach, and other recreational boating safety missions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No audits are required for this program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Salaries and Expenses.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional or Local Office: Coast Guard District Offices: Persons are encouraged to communicate with the Director of Auxiliary in each district (see the Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of the addresses of the district offices).
Headquarters Office
Steve Minutolo (CG-54211) Auxiliary Division, Room 3501
Coast Guard
2100 Second Street, S.W.
, Washington, District of Columbia 20593-0001 Phone: 202-372-1261
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 08 $15,893,000; FY 09 est $16,999,838; FY 10 est $18,256,444
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program literature available from agency.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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