Do you have a project in mind and need a bit of cash to make it happen?

Small Classroom Grants For Teachers Hatching Fish

The Northern California Council Federation of Fly Fishers International (NCCFFI) is offering a series of mini-grants to teachers participating in the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funds received from these grants will be used to enhance the classroom experience of hatching trout in the classroom.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be certified and in good standing with the CDFW Region 3 CAEP program (eligible to receive eggs)
  • Have participated in the program in 2017
  • Have submitted a complete 772 application to hatch fish in 2018
  • Teach in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Marin, or Solano Counties

Parameters

Funds may be used for classroom materials that enhance students understanding of fish, watersheds, and/or how human actions affect fish, and be directly tied to your class study of trout. These funds are for purchasing materials only in any curriculum area including science, art, language arts or other subject areas. NCCFFI will not fund guest speakers or transportation.

Ideal projects:

  • Are repeatable (meaning you can use the materials more than one year)
  • Involve others (other schools, classes, or the community at large)
  • Use technology to reach a larger audience (videos, live casts, slide shows)
  • Match funds from the community (but not from the teacher)
  • Involve direct student action and involvement

All decisions by IFF are final.

Amount you may request

NCCFFF has $1000 to distribute. The maximum award will be $250. Smaller requests are encouraged, as this will allow more classes to receive grants.

To apply

Complete the attached from and submit it to ethan.rotman@widlife.ca.gov by 12/15/17.

Grants will be reimbursable based on actual receipts. If you receive an award letter, you may purchase items up to the dollar amount stated, submit the receipts and you will receive reimbursement.

 


IFF Classroom Aquarium Education Program Grant Application:

Please provide the information below in a separate document. Maximum 2 pages although supplemental info (photos, related projects) may be added to that.

  1. Teacher name
  2. School
  3. Sponsor
  4. Grade level taught
  5. Number of students who will benefit
  6. Provide a brief overview of your project
  7. List materials needs with an estimate of cost
  8. What are the desired outcomes of the project?
  9. Will other classes or schools participate in or benefit from this project? Please describe.
  10. List any outside funding or volunteer time (not including your coach or sponsor) that will be part of this project.
  11. What is the life-span of the materials you are purchasing? (is this a one-time project or will it continue into future years?
  12. Any additional information you would like to add? Feel free to attach photos or other supplemental materials you feel will be helpful.

 

Submit application no later than 12/15/17 to ethan.rotman@wildlife.ca.gov

 

 

About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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4 Responses to Do you have a project in mind and need a bit of cash to make it happen?

  1. Karl and Louise Joost says:

    Hi Ethan – appears these grants not available to teachers in Sonoma County? Thanks, Karl 

    • Ethan Rotman says:

      This is correct. The funds for this grant were raised in the counties listed and therefore will only be distributed in those counties. If you feel this is a valuable concept, I am happy to work with your organization (Russian River Fly Fishers) along with other sponsor organizations in Sonoma County to make this same program available next year to Sonoma teachers. – Ethan

  2. Connie Petereit says:

    I seem to be unable to check the status of my application to raise steelhead in the classroom. Can you help me?

    • Ethan Rotman says:

      Along the top of the page is a link to the approved applications. Click the link and you should be able to download the PDF of the most recent list. This is the same location where you will find the list of received permits at the end of the year. – Ethan

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