WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT?
Schools, park and recreation departments, conservation groups, local governments, and other organizations that have Federal Tax ID Number and a trained Passport to Fishing Instructor that want to sponsor an angler education program within the State of Ohio are eligible. Multiple agencies may work cooperatively to conduct a program or event, but only one grant application may be submitted per event. The grant applicant is responsible for contract administration, permitting, fund management, and final report submission.
- The event must include a passport to fishing class that participants engage in an aquatic and angling education learning experience.
- The project must include a hands-on fishing opportunity.
- All other events will be reviewed by the Division of Wildlife
HOW CAN GRANT FUNDS BE SPENT?
Grants funds must be used to provide rods and reels for a Passport to Fishing Program. Any other expenses will be denied.
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
You can apply for up to $2,500.00 once per fiscal year.
WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAMMING IS PREFFERED?
Programs consisting of all R3 components (recruitment,
retention and reactivation) are highly recommended. Information regarding R3 and The Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model can be found at: http://www.cahss.org.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM FUNDED?
Funding for the Aquatic Education "Rod & Reel" Grant Program is comprised of money from license/permit revenues
and the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. For
more information about this program please refer to this link
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEDULED EVENT OR ACTIVITY?
All activities supported by the Division of Wildlife must be
open to all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, mobility, visual disabilities, or learning disabilities.
Risk management and safety considerations, however,
may limit active participation by some age or ability groups.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATION OF
SAFETY AND RISK MANAGMENT CONCERNS?
The grant recipient is responsible for all safety and risk management concerns. The Ohio Division of Wildlife does not accept any liability for damage or injury resulting from activities supported through the Aquatic Education Rod and Reel Grant.