Pursuant to the George H. W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Educational Fund and Fish and Game Code Section 1501.5(b), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has established a competitive grant program to fund projects that supports state and local efforts to educate and engage California’s Hispanic communities in metrocentric settings through bilingual, multigenerational, and multigendered programs, classes and fishing and boating activities.
Funds may be used for projects, including but not limited to experiential or hands-on fishing education, community activities promoting good fishery stewardship, technical fishing skills development, fishing-related workshops and classes, apprentice-level fishing trips with hands-on instruction, and other such events that promote recreational fishing in California.
Multiple bilingual events with the same audience must occur throughout the grant cyclein order for programs to be considered.
All events submitted as part of the grant application must:- be able to use in-person events and virtual platforms in conjunction with oneanother, as required by current local and state health and safety standards at thetime of each event. When virtual delivery cannot be utilized, COVID-19prevention measures must be followed and incorporated into events. Pleasenote: virtual delivery options do not eliminate the need for programs to focus onhands-on experiences. Creativity around the integration of virtual and hands-onlearning is encouraged.- begin no sooner than March 1, 2021 and conclude no later than November 1, 2021.Events planned before or after this date or reoccurring events that stretch beyondthese dates should not be included on the application.
To be eligible for grant funding from the competitive grant program, an applicant’sprograms shall be a registered 501(c)3.
Project activities must be conducted in California (out of state projects are not eligible).
Matching Funding Requirement:
Funding for this Request for Proposal (RFP) is provided from the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Educational Fund with support from the United States Fish and Wildlife Services Sport Fish Restoration Act and the CDFW.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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