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January 29, 2008

'Physh Ed' fishing and boating program extends grant application deadline

'Physh Ed' fishing and boating program extends grant application deadline
By Rbff

The Physh Ed National Fishing and Boating Grants Initiative is extending the deadline for grant applications to February 4, 2008. The Physh Ed program provides grants to kindergarten through grade 12 teachers to implement fishing and boating units in their physical education classes.
 
For the 2008/2009 school year, the foundation is offering individual grants of $2,500 to qualified teachers. Grant monies can be used for fishing and boating equipment, field trips, curriculum materials and other resources to assist instructors in carrying out fishing, boating and conservation education. Grant recipients also receive a week of training in fishing and boating techniques. The training is scheduled for July 6 - 10, 2008, in Traverse City, Mich.

Applications must be received via e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., Monday, February 4, 2008. To obtain grant application forms or for more information on the Physh Ed National Fishing and Boating Grants Initiative and other angler education programs and services, please visit www.futurefisherman.org or contact Executive Director Anne Danielski at adanielski@asafishing.org, or 703-519-9691, x254. All applicants will be notified of the status of their grant application by March 30, 2008.

The Physh Ed program is a partnership between the Foundation and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Since 2004, the Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in grant funds to public, private and chartered institutions introducing over 48,000 students in 39 states to fishing and boating. The goal for the upcoming school year is to engage over 10,000 students nationwide in fishing and boating activities.