The Arkansas Hawking Association Annual Apprenticeship Workshop August 2019!

The 2019arkansas Hawking Association Apprenticeship Workshop will be hld on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Witt Stevens Nature Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Workshop times will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch wil be provided. Admission is free.

The Workshop is open to anyone interested in becoming a falconer in Arkansas. No experience required, though it is helpful.

Workshop activities will include an overview of falconry including history, modern day falconry, laws, equipment, husbandry, and an introduction to falconry birds. Priactical exercises will include making leashes, jesses, and anklets.

Space is limited so contact Rusty Scarborough (chrysaetos66@yahoo.com) or Kenley Money (kenley.money@live.com) if you plan to attend.

 


 

The Arkansas Hawking Association is Pleased to Announce Its Small Grants Program

Purpose

The Arkansas Hawking Association (AHA) Small Grants Program (SGP) is designed to encourage and provide financial support to a broad range of projects that in some way contribute to our knowledge of falconry and its resources, including the biology, management and rehabilitation of injured raptors flown in the sport.

Scope

The AHA Small Grants Program considers proposals for projects that investigate aspects of falconry, including: its legality, equipment and technology; the raptors flown in falconry, including their natural history, conservation, captive management, training, veterinary medicine and breeding, and game species hunted by falconers.

Funding may be requested for a diverse array of expenses including those associated with: biological or medical research; building electronic databases and web sites; publication and dissemination costs; materials and supplies associated with raptor rehabilitation facilities, program development/management for raptor education; other aspects of data presentation like travel, developing new or improved technology or equipment; conservation, education and outreach.

Time Table/ Awards Schedule

  • Deadline for receipt of proposals: Proposals must be post marked or time stamped by April 30th of each year.
  • Notify applicants that proposal is under review: May 15th Review of proposals: May 15th through June 1st.
  • SGP Committee notifies AHA President of winners at Annual AHA Summer Picnic the first weekend in June.
  • Letters to recipients will go out at this time.
  • AHA will send funds to recipients before June 30 of the calendar award year.

Proposal Guidelines

Only proposals for projects within the State of Arkansas will be considered. All proposals must be post marked or time stamped (e-mail) no later than April 30th.

Projects are usually funded for and completed in one year. However, projects lasting longer than one year will also be considered.

There is no minimum amount for granting requests. Proposals are rarely funded for more than $1000. An itemized budget should include an explanation of how expenses not covered by this grant (if any) will be or hope to be met. No administrative overhead will be considered for funding.

All proposals should include a statement of reporting. This statement should at least include a summary report of findings or goals accomplished to be presented to the AHA SGP Committee and on the AHA website.

Proposals should include the following:
  • Title
  • Contact information for the Principal Investigator/Project Manager: full name, title, address, phone, fax, e-mail address, institutional organization or affiliation (if any).
  • Accounting: If the proposal is funded, to whom or to which organization would the check be made payable, and where should it be mailed? Provide account number information (if applicable).
  • Background information (if applicable)
  • Purpose of Study
  • Statement of the project's eligibility detailing its relevance or application to falconry
  • Goals and objectives
  • Methods
  • Expected Results or Products (how information or products will be shared or disseminated and to whom; include a statement of reporting).
  • Budget
  • Time Line
  • Literature Cited (optional)


A single hard copy of the proposal should be mailed via USPS to:

Arkansas Hawking Association Small Grants Program
Attn: Mrs. Kenley Money
2 Greeson Cove
Maumelle, AR 72113

Reminder: Deadline for proposals is April 30th of each year.