Any high school fishing club/team that has at least list six members, is recognized by the school’s administration and has a designated advisor, coach or adult supervisor is eligible to apply for a Lew’s High School Mach Fishing Program product grant.
Only high school fishing clubs located within the United States are eligible, and the schools may be public or private, provided they are state-recognized secondary education programs.
A club/team can apply multiple times throughout a calendar year for different purposes, but there shall be only one product grand awarded to any one club/team in a calendar year.
- Possible uses for Lew’s grant products, include:
- Club/team new member recruitment
- Public service activity at school or in community
- Club/team fundraiser
- Club team/loaner program
- Club/team championship event prizes
- Conservation program awareness
Mach product grant applications must be submitted online using only the official online Lew’s High School Mach Program application form. Only those application forms received with all required fields completed will be considered “qualified” applications and reviewed accordingly.
Equal consideration is given to all qualified grant applications, regardless of school or club/team size.
NOTE: Application lead times are important considerations because of the approval and review processes. Refer to “The Review Process” that follows to help with your planning of how far in advance you need to apply for an event that is time specific.
Mach product grants are reviewed within 30 days of date submitted and responded to within 60 days of their submission date with either an “approved” or “sorry, please apply again later” response.
Lew’s will make best efforts to ship Mach grant products within 14 days of a grant application’s approval based on product availability at that time. In out-of-stock instances, awarded product grants will be shipped as soon as it becomes available.
Awarded Mach grant products must ship to a school’s physical address to the attention of a recognized contact for the school. Freight is prepaid. There are no costs for the school and/or club members relating to any Mach grant products awarded through this program.