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Grants Available For Fishing And Boating Classes

Monday, March 08, 2004

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Montana teachers may now apply to the Future Fisherman Foundation for grants of up to $5,000 for developing fishing and boating classroom programs. 

“About 200 teachers a year from across the state teach fishing, water resources and boating education in their classes,” according to Dave Hagengruber, FWP’s angler education specialist. “This is a good opportunity for Montana teachers who want to expand or upgrade their fish and boating teaching materials.”

A total of $200,000 in grants will be available through the National Physical Education Grants Initiative to be used for fishing and boating equipment, field trips, class materials and other resources to assist instructors.

Last year, the National Physical Education Grants Initiative supported 34 schools in 20 states with $150,000 in grants.

Grant application forms are available online at www.futurefisherman.org , or by calling grants administrator Jeff Bloem at (703) 519-9691, ext. 247. Applications must be postmarked by April 21.

All applicants will be notified in early June on the status of their grant proposals, and a training workshop for those awarded grants will be held in July to help prepare teachers for the upcoming school year.