RBFF National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative

Due to budgetary constraints, funding for the National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative (Education Grants Program) has been suspended effective March 31, 2014, the end of our current fiscal year.  If this program is reinstated at any time in the future, an RFP and press release will be issued.

We have created these free tools for you to help implement a boating and fishing education program in your community:

  • Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit - a free step-by-step guide to planning, promoting and hosting successful fishing, boating and conservation events.
  • Passport to Fishing & Boating Program - a free educational tool that outlines skills, techniques and information that novices need to begin boating and fishing in their communities.
  • The Best Practices Workbook will help you design and implement an effective boating, fishing or aquatic stewardship program.  These actionable tools and templates are research-based and tested.

Additionally, The Foundation Center is an excellent resource for researching available private grant funding.  Additionally, Grants.gov is the premier source for finding and applying for federal government grants.

Thank you so much for your interest and work you are doing to introduce a new generation of anglers and boaters to the water!