R3 Grants


RBFF’s 2017 State R3 Program Grants help fund state programs that are sustainable and replicable angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) initiatives 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 initiatives that fall into one of three focus areas: implementing angler and/or boater retention or reactivation strategies utilizing RBFF’s Toolkits, improving the capacity of agencies, and/or testing innovative marketing strategies. 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 currently soliciting proposals for the 2017 State R3 Program Grants. Please view the 2017 State R3 Program Grants RFP and Application for full details. Proposals are due by 5:00pm Eastern Time on February 28, 2017 to Stephanie Hussey.

Case studies from previous program grants can be viewed in the Resource Center.

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