R3 Grants


RBFF’s 2020 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 three focus areas: (1) communicating the relevance of fishing and/or boating to urban, multicultural audiences to help increase participation, (2) enhancing the capability of agencies to develop and implement effective angler and/or boater R3 efforts, and (3) 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 and NGO representatives.

RBFF is no longer soliciting proposals for the 2020 State R3 Program Grants. The RFP for the next grants cycle will be available in early 2021. Please view the 2020 State R3 Program Grants RFP and Application for current program information for the 2020 grants.

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