Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Wildlife
Grants to Ohio nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and conservation groups to provide hands-on opportunities in aquatic and fishing education. The purpose of this program is to promote participation in fishing as a sport and the stewardship of aquatic habitats.
The project must include an opportunity for the participants to engage in an aquatic education learning experience. Examples of activities include Passport to Fishing, water quality monitoring, or a fish hatchery tour. The project must include a hands-on fishing opportunity.
The project must include an opportunity for the participants to engage in an aquatic education learning experience. Examples of activities include Passport to Fishing, water quality monitoring, or a fish hatchery tour.
Examples of Recent Programs:
-Multi-day youth fishing camp at Camp Muskingum hosted by the Lake and Trails Organization
-“Fishing with Dad” event hosted by the Columbus Urban League
-Single-day fishing clinic with Passport to Fishing program hosted by The Woods and Waters Club
-Trout stocking and fly fishing clinic hosted by the Clear Fork River Chapter, Trout Unlimited
-“Antlers and Anglers” event featuring portable fishing pond hosted by the Boardman Township Park District
-Aquarium and start-up equipment for Trout In The Classroom (T.I.C.) program.
GrantWatch ID#: 169967
The proposed budget must be within the range of $800 - $5,000.
Events may take place July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
Schools, park and recreation departments, conservation groups, local governments, and other nonprofit organizations that wish to sponsor an aquatic or 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.
Ineligible Program Expenses:
No grants will be issued for overhead costs, program administration (i.e., staff wages), planning or research. Prize items are also an ineligible expense. Food and beverage expenses greater than 20 percent of the total funding request will not be permitted. Transportation expenses greater than 20 percent of the total funding request will not be permitted. Grants will only be issued to non-pro t or governmental organizations.
The application period is September 15, 2017 - December 31, 2017.
Applicants must provide a minimum of 25 percent matching funds for the proposed project. Example: A project with a proposed budget of $5,000 must provide proof of $1,250 in matching funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Aquatic Education Program
2045 Morse Road; G-1
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Fax: (614) 262-1171