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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
Complete the attached from and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Teacher name
- Grade level taught
- Number of students who will benefit
- Provide a brief overview of your project
- List materials needs with an estimate of cost
- What are the desired outcomes of the project?
- Will other classes or schools participate in or benefit from this project? Please describe.
- List any outside funding or volunteer time (not including your coach or sponsor) that will be part of this project.
- What is the life-span of the materials you are purchasing? (is this a one-time project or will it continue into future years?
- 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 email@example.com
2018 Grant Recipients
|Tegan McGuinness and Emily Gallagher||Neil Cummins Elementary||Marin Environmental Literacy and Learning Collaborative|
|Alison Wilkey||Rio Vista Elementary School||Trout sculpture|
|Chandra Sherr||Ohlone Elementary||Fish t shirts|
|Linda Hambrick||South San Francisco High School||Marin Biology Tank|