Funding Request Needs and Purpose

$30,000 for direct search expenses including travel, lodging, meals, and equipment repairs as necessary. These funds will be used over a one year period

$300,000 for one Deep Ocean T5N Triggerfish and ARIS sonar system for deep or medium depth applications. Once a target is identified with the Marine Sonic unit the Triggerfish is deployed to take pictures and can be used for recovery. This unit will give us capability that no one else in the Midwest has including law enforcement.

$16,000 for [1] 16’ jon boats including trailer and small motor for use in ponds that are accessible but do not have ramps required to launch our larger boats.

We are also in need of a medium size Polaris Ranger for transporting the Lil Buddy to the ponds.

We also need a small fifth wheel for accommodations so we don’t have to pay for hotel rooms when we are on extended searches.