Donations and Matching funds
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Posted on Wednesday Jul 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM  
I understand that the OSBA made a donation that was earmarked for equipment to assist striped bass hybrid stocking and that for every dollar donated three dollars in matching federal funds are provided. My question is what kind of donations qualify to receive those matching funds and how are those funds earmarked? Do the funds have to come from a nonprofit organization or private individuals.
Posted on Thursday Jul 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM  
Any donation from any group/individual can be matched 3 to 1 with federal aid sportfish restoration funds. The only dollars which cannot be matched by federal aid are those from a federal agency or federally funded NGO. As far as earmarking donations for specific use...that isn't exactly how it works, but funds for specific projects or specific use do get used as requested. Donations from OSBA are used on specific equipment or projects approved by OSBA.
Posted on Thursday Jul 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM  
So people interested in helping with striper and hybrid production could join or make donations to OSBA which in turn would be donated for specific projects and matched with federal funds three to each one donated? This sounds like a good way to support the hybrid production. This is the first year I have joined since finding out about the organization and it is non profit. Twenty dollars a year for a membership plus any donations that go to OSBA gets spent for projects related to striper and hybrid production. Some have donated guide trips for raffle and donated the money which I think is a great way to give back for the bountiful fishing. Again Kurt thanks for the hard work and patience. I enjoy your comments.