Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Since it's inception in 1975, EAS has funded nearly 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.2 million in direct cash grants. Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million. In 2013, the average grant award was $5,200, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 16 different states from coast to coast.
For the 2013-14 funding cycle, TU chapters and councils are asked to submit proposals for projects that best address the needs of native and wild trout following TU's Protect, Reconnect, Restore, and Sustain conservation model. Please be sure to read each section of the application for funding carefully so that you understand the guidelines, proposal format and submission requirements. EAS committee members and staff are able to provide advice and guidance on potential project applications. Even if you do not have questions about preparing your proposal, applicants are required to contact their EAS committee representative to discuss proposal ideas by Nov. 12, 2013. The deadline for submission is Dec. 10, 2013. For further information, to request additional copies of the application, or to sign up for our online training on Oct. 15 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, please contact Rob Keith, TU's volunteer operations coordinator at 703-284-9425.
For further information please contact Rob Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-284-9425.
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