The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for fishing programs, classes and activities that educate and engage Hispanic communities.
To be eligible for funding, programs must be:
- Ethnically inclusive: While a majority of participating families will be Hispanic, the event will be open to families of all races/ethnicities.
- Family-focused: Program will encourage participation across multiple generations and genders.
- Metro-centric: Program will encourage focus in metro areas.
Programs should provide multiple opportunities for youth and families to participate as anglers and promote good stewardship toward the state’s aquatic resources.
These grants are funded through the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. The fund supports the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Hispanic initiative, Vamos A Pescar. To further the reach and facilitate partnerships at the local level, funds are provided for state agencies to match and sub grant to local 501(c)(3) organizations. With the help of donations from companies and organizations, this fund has continued to grow and expand nationally to keep future generations educated about the joys of fishing and boating and the importance of conservation.
Interested 501(c)(3) organizations should review the grant guidelines and complete the grant application form and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. PST on Dec. 8, 2017.
Proposals will be ranked by CDFW staff and submitted to the RBFF advisory board for review. The advisory board will choose the final grant recipients by Jan. 19, 2018.