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Angling Activities Grants

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will help Utah-based organizations offer hands-on learning activities or events in the state for new anglers via an Angling Activities Grant program during Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016). The maximum single award amount is $1,000 (total grant funding available is expected to be approximately $10,000–15,000). The application period began April 1, 2015 and ran through June 12, 2015.

Successful applicants must sign a memorandum of understanding with the DWR, and submit a report to the DWR that includes a summary of how the activity or event went, the number of participants, etc. The angling activity or event must occur by June 30, 2016. Reports for Fiscal Year 2016 grants are due by June 30, 2016. Failure to report will disqualify an applicant from consideration for receiving future Angling Activities Grant funds.

How to apply for a grant

  • The application period for this year ended on June 12, 2015.
    Depending on funding, Fiscal Year 2017's round of Angling Activities Grant funds will begin April 1, 2016. The angling activity or event for Fiscal Year 2017 funds must occur between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Selection considerations

The Angling Activities Grant Review Committee will assess grant applications according to the following considerations:

  • Hosting a fishing activity or event is an exciting and engaging way for organizations to build relationships with the community, local businesses and conservation organizations. Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to involve partners in their activity or event.
  • The DWR partners with local communities and organizations to stock and manage dozens of easily accessible community fishing ponds. Preference may be given to applicants whose activity or event will be held at a DWR community fishing pond.
  • Many communities with ponds sponsor youth fishing clubs. Preference may be given to applicants whose activity is associated with a community-sponsored youth fishing club.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are established, reputable entities or organizations that recognize hunting, fishing and trapping as a viable and responsible means to conserve wildlife.

Safety stipulation

Safety is a top priority for the DWR at all events involving youth and wildlife recreation. To that end, a minimum of two adults (age 21 years or older) must be present at any youth-focused activity or event that receives a DWR Angling Activities Grant. Except in cases of immediate family members, one-on-one contact between adults and youth is prohibited. This requirement also extends to electronic forms of communication. If electronic communication is part of the activity or event, two adults should be copied on any messages exchanged between an adult and youth. These stipulations exclude immediate family members.

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