Minnesota Youth Water Safety – State
On March 21, 2022, the Minnesota Department of Education released the Minnesota Youth Water Safety grant available to Minnesota nonprofit organizations and city and county parks providing swimming lessons to youth. These state funds are available primarily for the purpose of providing low-income and at-risk children with scholarships for swimming lessons based on nationally recognized water safety curricula. Up to 15% of the grant funds may also be used to hire water safety instructors or lifeguards
or to train water safety instructors or lifeguards in nationally recognized water safety practices and instruction. The total funding available is $110,000 for two fiscal years. The minimum award is $10,000 and the maximum award is $30,000 annually for the two fiscal years. Completed applications are due April 22, 2022. Information and applications can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education Grants webpage for the Minnesota Youth Water Safety grant.