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.

A walleye and the Get the Lead Out logoThe goal is to increase the availability of lead-free tackle at retail establishments, such as bait and tackle stores, and make lead-free tackle more available and affordable for retailers and consumers.

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

If approved, you will enter into a grant agreement. Rebate funds will only be distributed for eligible purchases made after the date of the fully executed grant agreement.

Deadline. This RFP will remain open and applications will be accepted on a rolling, "first come, first serve" basis until all dedicated funds ($100,000) have been dispersed or 4:00 pm Central Time on Friday, March 29, 2024, whichever occurs first.

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

Application materials

Refer to the RFP document for full details and other information that will help applicants submit an application.

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-54a-fy22)

This document describes the Get the Lead Out (GTLO) - Lead-free fishing tackle rebate program, including information on who may apply for funding, activities eligible for funding, and other information that will help applicants plan and submit an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all dedicated funds have been dispersed or 4:00 pm Central Time on Friday, March 29, 2024, whichever occurs first.

File Application form (p-f2-54b-fy22)

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-54a-fy22)

Resources

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.

Questions

Questions regarding this RFP must be emailed to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line: “Get the Lead Out Rebate Rolling Application Question”

Responses will be posted frequently on this web site.

Contact Steven Yang (651-757-2702) with Get the Lead Out program inquiries or assistance with lead-free tackle purchases.