Do You Have A Project In Mind And Need A Bit Of Cash To Help Make It Happen?

Deadline Extended!

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.

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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 2018
  • Have submitted a complete 772 application to hatch fish in 2019
  • Teach in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Marin, Santa Cruz 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 about $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 2/21/19.

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 2/21/19 to ethan.rotman@wildlife.ca.gov

2018 Grant Recipients

Tegan McGuinness and Emily GallagherNeil Cummins ElementaryMarin Environmental Literacy and Learning Collaborative
Alison WilkeyRio Vista Elementary SchoolTrout sculpture
Chandra SherrOhlone ElementaryFish t shirts
Linda HambrickSouth San Francisco High SchoolMarin Biology Tank

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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