Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Iowa: Grants Available for Fishing/Boating Education in Hispanic Communities

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar™ program to provide funding to local 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities. Minimum grant request is $5,000 with a 1:1 cash match required.

The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund and Fish Iowa! will provide funds for programming between Feb. 1 and Nov. 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted via email no later than Dec. 1, 2020. For grant guidelines and applications, contact Barb Gigar at

Media Contact: Barb Gigar, training specialist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-494-3891.