Tallahassee, FL - As many as 30 high schools or teams could be awarded $500 this year to assist with club expenses and the purchase of fishing licenses or gear for participants. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program offers the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant to give teens the chance to learn about fisheries conservation and resource management, plus a chance to win prizes by completing a conservation project.
To be considered for the grant, high school fishing clubs or teams must have a minimum of five members and be represented by a school faculty member or parent who will follow the provided instructor’s manual. The grant program is open to freshwater or saltwater fishing clubs or teams at public, private, and charter high schools throughout Florida.
The grant application can be found online at MyFWC.com/HSF by scrolling down to “Florida’s R3 Fishing Grant Program.” Applications can be submitted via the form on the webpage or downloaded and submitted by email to R3Fishing@MyFWC.com or mailed to FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, Attn: High School Fishing Grant, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. ET.