R3 Grants


RBFF’s 2019 State R3 Program Grants help fund state programs that are sustainable and replicable angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) initiatives and plans that focus on increasing fishing license sales and boat registrations to help achieve 60 million anglers in 60 months.

The program is designed to support state R3 strategies that fall into one of two focus areas: (1) enhancing the capability of agencies to develop and implement effective angler and/or boater R3 efforts, and (2) implementing angler and/or boater retention or reactivation strategies to help increase participation to 60 million anglers in 60 months. Proposals are reviewed by RBFF staff and a Proposal Review Working Group, made up of industry Board members, Federal agency and NGO representatives.

RBFF is no longer soliciting proposals for the 2019 State R3 Program Grants. The RFP for the next grants cycle will be available in early 2020. Please view the 2019 State R3 Program Grants RFP and Application for current program information for the 2019 grants

Contact Stephanie Hussey, State R3 Program Director, with any questions.