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Grants available for fishing and boating education programs

  • 11/8/2022 4:03:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar™ program to provide funding to local 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities. Minimum grant request is $5,000 with a 1:1 cash match required.

Funds will be available for programming between Feb. 1 and Nov. 1, 2023. Applications must be submitted via email no later than Dec. 7, 2022. Contact Barb Gigar at for grant guidelines and application.

The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund supports RBFF’s Hispanic initiative, Vamos A Pescar™. Bass Pro Shops has continued their funding support each year, with commitment provided for another year. With the help of generous donations from Bass Pro Shops, Brunswick Corporation, and other companies and organizations, this fund has continued to grow and expand nationally. It is available to all 50 states and the District of Columbia to keep future generations educated about the joys of fishing and boating, and the importance of conservation.