RBFF education grants available

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Boating and fishing education grants for 2011 are now available from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, according to a release from the RBFF.

RBFF’s National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative, which expands on the organization’s boating and fishing education outreach efforts, is encouraging youth-focused organizations to apply by Dec. 27.

“We want to introduce as many children and their families to boating and fishing as possible,” RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson said. “We focus on quality aquatic education programs delivered at places such as schools, parks and clubs where children and their families already learn, play and grow. We urge both new and existing programs to apply.”

Key requirements of RBFF’s education grant guidelines include introducing boating and fishing to minorities and underserved communities. Special consideration will be given to programs that offer multiple on-the-water learning opportunities, encourage long-term involvement of participants, foster multi-generational participation, promote conservation education, support existing RBFF partnerships and are inclusive in their programming. Since 2007, RBFF education grants have reached more than 460,000 children.

Grant guidelines and an application are available at RBFF.org. Applicants will be notified in April 2011.

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