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Get the Lead Out - Lead-free fishing tackle rebate program

This funding opportunity provides retail establishments a rebate on purchases of lead-free tackle for sale to consumers/the public.

Check out the online list of manufacturers and retailers of lead-free tackle for product ideas and suppliers, but you can find your own sources.


Eligible applicants include owners or operators of brick-and-mortar retail establishments located in Minnesota that sell fishing bait and tackle. Must be for-profit businesses with 100 full-time equivalent employees or less (including parent companies and all business operations).

Available funds

Total dedicated funds: $100,000

This rebate program provides a 35% rebate on purchases of lead-free tackle. The maximum award is $2,000 total per retail establishment.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling, "first come, first serve" basis until all dedicated funds have been dispersed or March 29, 2024 (4 p.m. Central Time), whichever occurs first.