Two new DNR grant programs to improve aquatic & wildlife habitat

Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

What:
The Aquatic Habitat Grant Program would fund projects that protect intact and rehabilitate degraded aquatic habitat.  This new grant program will be funded by new revenues from the increased fishing and hunting license fees.

frogFor whom:
Single- and multiple-year projects by local, state, federal and tribal governments, nonprofit groups and individuals.

From whom:
Department of Natural Resources

How Much:
$1 million, successful projects will receive a minimum of $25,000

When:
Application period will begin on February 1, and will end at the close of business on March 15. Winners announced on April 15.

How:
The detailed program handbook and application are available at www.michigan.gov/fishing (see the “Applicant Information”dropdown menu).

Wildlife Habitat Grant Program

What:
IMG_4247v1The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP) seeks to improve the quality and quantity of game species habitat. Specific goals to accomplish this are identified in the Wildlife Division’s strategic plan, The Guiding Principles & Strategies (GPS). Those goals are:

  • GPS Goal 2 – Manage habitat for sustainable wildlife populations in a changing environment
  • GPS Goal 4 – Increase public participation, acceptance and support of hunting and trapping, and increase participation in non-consumptive wildlife-related recreation

For whom:
Local, state, federal and tribal governments, for-profit and nonprofit groups, and individuals.

From whom:
Department of Natural Resources

How Much:
Minimum: $15,000
Maximum will be the amount available for the current grant cycle, which is$650,000 for 2014.

When:
Application period will begin on February 1, and will end at the close of business on March 1. Winners announced on April 1.

How:
The detailed program handbook and application are available here (see the”Applicant Information” dropdown menu).

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