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 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 Aquatic Education Grant Program is designed to increase aquatic stewardship and sport fishing participation. Applicants must address the following criteria:
- The project must include an opportunity for the participants to engage in an aquatic education learning experience.
- The project must include a hands-on fishing opportunity.
- A final report must be submitted to the ODNR Division of Wildlife upon completion of the project.
EXAMPLES OF HOW GRANT FUNDS CAN BE SPENT?
- Teen Leadership Fishing Retreat- Cincinnati Recreation Commission
- OSU Stone Lab Program- Danbury Middle School
- Water Quality & Fish Monitoring Program- Little Miami Conservancy
- Fly Fishing Clinic- Trout Unlimited; Clear Fork River Chapter
- Aquarium and start-up equipment for Trout In The Classroom (T.I.C.) program
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
You can apply for up to $10,000.00 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 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 ODNR 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 ODNR Division of Wildlife does not accept any liability for damage or injury resulting from activities supported through the Aquatic Education Grant.