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Coast Guard announces how it spent its boating safety money

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The Coast Guard announced on Wednesday, Jan. 22 how it spent its FY 13 recreational boating safety funding. View the rundown at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-22/html/2014-01095.htm.

Each year, the agency gives $5.5 million from from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund to use for its own administrative and related expenses. Here's what it it spent the funds on last last year:

  • Factory Visit Program/Boat Testing Program: Contractors visited 1,300 recreational boatmakers and tested equipment for safety. Total: $2,516,089.
  • New Recreational Boating Safety Associated Travel: The Coast Guard spent $10,219 so its staff could get from here to there.
  • Boating Accident News Clipping Services: To keep abreast of accidents, the Coast Guard spent $30,000 for a daily news clipping service.
  • Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) Web System: BARD allows all state and territories to report accidents electronically. It also provides reports on boating accident statistics. Total: $327,360.
  • Personnel Support: $971,198.
  • Reimbursable Salaries: The Coast Guard hired a mathematician/statistician to
  • conduct necessary national surveys and studies on recreational boating
  • activities. It also hired an outreach coordinator to oversee various projects. Total: $301,623.
  • Web Site Support: $81,733 went for upkeep of http://www.uscgboating.org, which provides boating safety info.

The total amounts to $4,238,222 because it includes some leftover funds from previous years and the rest will be spent in later years.

To see where the previous year's money went, see the story linked to below.

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