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Hunter R3 - Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Agencies, Tribes, Schools, and
Individuals for the Training and Education of Hunters

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Grants to Wisconsin government agencies, tribes, institutes of higher education, school districts, conservation organizations, or individuals for projects and programs that train and educate new hunters and mentors. Preference will be given to those that focus their programs on women, adults, and families. The primary purpose of this grant will be to ensure the education, training, and development of safe and ethical hunters and mentors.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148117

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Term of Contract:

Grant funding may be awarded for projects with multiple year duration. Typically, grant agreements are for a two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants
- Wisconsin counties, towns, villages, and cities
- Wisconsin Universities, Colleges and Technical Schools
- Other Wisconsin governmental units, as defined in s. 66.299, Wis. Stats.
- Wisconsin Tribes
- Wisconsin School Districts
- Most if not all, conservation organizations (i.e., local rod and gun clubs, sporting organizations, local chapters, and national organizations)
- Individuals

Costs incurred prior to the start date of the grant agreement or after the end date of the grant agreement are not eligible for reimbursement.

Pre-Application Information:

Program deadlines:
- Application Materials Available Online June 15
- Deadline for Complete Application Submitted to WDNR September 15
- WDNR Notifies Applicant of Application Status December 15
- WDNR Anticipates Issuing a Grant Agreement April 15

If any grant application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or State Holiday, the deadline is moved to the next State working day.

This grant program is administered as a reimbursement program. This means you must incur and pay all costs associated with the project before seeking reimbursement from WDNR. No grant advances are possible.

This program is a cost-share program between the state and grantee. Grant awards can be for up to 75% share of total eligible project costs.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications and supporting documents to:

Emily Iehl, Hunting & Shooting Sports Coordinator
Bureau of Law Enforcement
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53703

Jill Sunderland, Program Grant Manager
Bureau of Community Financial Assistance
810 West Maple Street
Spooner WI 54801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin