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2024 AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Conservation Grant Deadline

Santa Ana CA – As the deadline of March 31st, 2024 draws near, B.A.S.S. Nation Clubs are reminded to submit their applications for the AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Program. This initiative, continuing its support for conservation endeavors nationwide, aims to provide essential funds to approved freshwater bass conservation projects proposed by B.A.S.S. Nation clubs.

Launched in 2018, the Conservation Grant Program has been instrumental in the aid of numerous conservation projects, thanks to the generous contributions from AFTCO. With a total contribution exceeding $120,000 in grants to date, this partnership underscores a shared commitment to preserving and enhancing local fisheries.  

The collaborative efforts between AFTCO and B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation have significantly advanced community and youth-oriented conservation initiatives. By fostering these projects, both organizations align with their overarching goals of environmental stewardship and community engagement.

B.A.S.S. Nation Clubs are urged to finalize and submit their applications before the approaching deadline. This presents an invaluable opportunity to secure funding and make a tangible difference in freshwater bass conservation efforts across the nation.

You can submit your conservation proposal HERE.  The deadline for entries is March 31, 2024. Proposals will be judged by a panel that includes representatives from B.A.S.S. and AFTCO. Please direct any questions to Gene Gilliland at


Family-owned and operated by three generations of the Shedd family, the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) represents unparalleled quality, performance, and reliability when it counts most. Worn across the globe, AFTCO’s fishing clothing is designed to handle the harshest elements. AFTCO products are field tested from our Southern California offices where many of our core saltwater fishing tackle products are still proudly handcrafted and manufactured in our U.S. based machine shop. Marine conservation has been a brand focus since 1973. Through our 10% Pledge to Protect and Conserve, we give 10% of profits back to causes for the resource and angling rights.

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