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Grants Awarded

Site Preservation Grants

Mount Sentinel Native Grassland Restoration,
U. of Montana HG and PG Club

Brian Steubs, of the University of Montana, was awarded $820 toward the restoration of native grasslands on the face of Mt. Sentinel in Missoula, MT.

Kirkridge Access Project, Watergap HG Club

The Watergap Hang Gliding Club was awarded a matching grant for $1823 toward the Club's required portion of funds needed to support a road on the top of Kirkridge in Stewartsville, NJ.

Snow King Launch Improvement, Jackson Hole Free Flight Club

Kevin and Melanie Pfister of the Jackson Hole Free Flight Club  were awarded $787 to conduct launch improvement work at the Jackson Hole, Snow King Launch Site.

Bidwell Park Environmental Review,Town of Chico, CA

In conjunction with  Jon Stallman's efforts, the town of  Chico, CA, was awarded a grant of $1500 towards efforts to conduct an environmental review of the Bidwell Park Site. This is  part of a larger effort  to preserve the site and remove references to paragliding from restrictive city ordinances.

Lake Elsinor Legal Assistance Fund,Lake Elsinor Hang Gliding Club

This was a third part of an ongoing effort over the past few years to  assist the  well  known Lake Elsinore Hang Gliding Club raise addidtional site preservation funds of amount of $3121. This endoses the clubs strong efforts continue trying to support  the site for future use.

The Dunlap Flight Park Improvement Project,
Bay Area Paragliding Assoc.

A grant  award of $2650 was made to the Dunlap CA site for overall improvement of the site for Paragliding. This was done in assistance with much help from the Bay Area Paragliding Assoc.

Mingus Mt. Paragliding Launch Improvements,
Arizona Hang Gliding Association

Mingus Mountain in Arizona was helped with a matching grant of $8000 to complete a launch preservation project and develop the site appropriately to accomodate paragiding. This was coodingated thru Hal Haden and the Arizona Hang Gliding. Assoc.

Education and Safety Grants

Adaptive Paragliding Training Protocol and Development Grant,Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

In conjunction with Mark Gaskill of the Utah Hang Gliding and Paragliding Assoc., a grant for $3402 was given to support the overall goal of developing and testing a formal paragliding and hang gliding instructional protocol for student pilots with various disabilities.

Competition Grants

A matching grant of $1,616 to the US Women's Hang Gliding World Team for entry fee's alone.

- A  matching grant of $780 to the US Hang Gliding World Team Comp for entry fees alone.


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