Pasco Middle School in Dade City was one of the first five schools named as a recipient for the FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) Foundation Florida High School Fishing grant program.
The other recipients were in other parts of the state.
The grants, offered through a two-year initiative with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), are available to Student Angler Federation (SAF)-affiliated high school fishing clubs in Florida in the amount of up to $500 per school to establish new or expand existing clubs.
The goal of the Florida High School Fishing grant initiative is to support fishing as a high school sport by helping to recruit new anglers, retain existing anglers and reactivate lapsed anglers. Florida High School Fishing clubs that have at least 10 SAF members or are interested in becoming an SAF-affiliated club and are recognized by their school are eligible and encouraged to apply for the grants.
The Florida High School Fishing Grant Application is available at FLWFishing.com/Foundation. Applications are generally reviewed within three to five business days, but may be as long as four weeks. School sponsors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
More information on the FLW Foundation is available at FLWFishing.com/Foundation.