CDFW Offering Grants to ‘Engage Hispanic Communities in Fishing Activities’

This is a press release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for fishing programs, classes and activities that educate and engage Hispanic communities. This grant program is part of CDFW’s ongoing effort to increase fishing participation statewide.vamos

To be eligible for funding, programs must be:

  • Ethnically inclusive: While a majority of participating families will be Hispanic, the event will be open to families of all races/ethnicities.
  • Family-focused: Program will encourage participation across multiple generations and genders.
  • Metro-centric: Program will encourage focus in metro areas.
  • Focused on Multiple Opportunities: Program will provide multiple opportunities for the same audience to participate in fishing.
  • Program should promote good stewardship toward the state’s aquatic resources.

The funds are made available from the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund. The fund supports the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Hispanic initiative, Vamos A Pescar. To further the reach and facilitate partnerships at the local level, funds are provided for state agencies to match and sub grant to local 501(c)(3) organizations. With the help of donations from companies and organizations, this fund has continued to grow and expand nationally to keep future generations educated about the joys of fishing and boating and the importance of conservation.

Interested 501 (c)(3) organizations should review the grant guidelines and complete the grant application form and send via email to no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

Proposals will be ranked by CDFW staff and submitted to RBFF for review by their advisory board. The advisory board will choose the final grant recipients by Jan. 18, 2019. Final decisions on the program are subject to the availability of state matching funds.



  • why fish when you can't keep them?

    So they can pay good money to ‘catch and release’ because we can’t keep anything we catch from the rivers anyway?

  • from today forward i identify as all races so that i am eligible for all discounts and grants and better health care and while i am at it i might as well identify as a senior so i get that discount too and if you lay a hand on me it will be elder abuse and a race/hate crime

  • California Uber Alles!

  • Only in Komifornia.

  • The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund provides funds for state agencies to match and sub grant to local organizations.”

    “The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund was initiated with a $125,000 donation from Bass Pro Shops Founder and CEO Johnny Morris to bring conservation education and fishing and boating experiences to Hispanic families in key metro areas of Texas and Florida.”

    “We are honored to be able to launch this historic fund. Educating and engaging the Hispanic audience in boating and fishing is critical to the future of the sport, and this fund will have a great impact on that need. -RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson.”

    So what is the government doing involved in promoting the participation in a sport to expand the consumer base to the most rapidly growing group in America? In Spanish yet. Using industry lobby group funds, funneled through the Federal government, to promote sales of fishing related sales? Is no one put off by this unholy alliance of business and government? Business using the government to act as their shill?

    • Teaching non-English speakers how to hunt and fish in compliance with US law sounds like a better option than just ignoring them.

      • Teaching all people to ” hunt and fish in compliance with US law ” seems like a more reasonable idea. With the money tax payers have given them, not with the funds targeted by a business group.

      • In my 1911 I trust

        Non English speakers learning English so they can read our laws is a better idea

  • Disgusting supervisors

    The SS troopers are on a positive propaganda campaign after a long summer of violating peoples land, constitutional rights,and civil rights.if it was up too me fish and game would be shut down/disbanded/and have there funding cut to zero!!!!

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