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Local Sportsmen’s Group (LSG) Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits to Promote Wildlife
Protection through Hunting and Fishing

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Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)

Deadline Date:

06/27/21 11:59 PM MST Receipt


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit sportsmen’s and outdoor development groups and organizations for projects that promote wildlife conservation. Funding is intended to support projects that promote wildlife protection through hunter, trapper, shooter, and angler recruitment and retention. All programs must be accessible to the general public.

Priority is given to projects that align with Event Types 2, 3, 4, and 5, involve the pursuit or harvest of
fish or wildlife with a license/tag, and are designed for and target participants who have the appropriate experience and skills relevant to the event.

For examples of eligible projects, see:

For information about Event Types, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157320

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Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed before June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Local Sportsmen’s Group Grants applicants must meet the following requirements. Applications that do not meet these criteria will be rejected.
- Be a not-for-profit, non-commercial, local, Arizona-based, or Arizona-chapter of national sportsmen’s / outdoor development group / organizations
- The project must meet the current Funding Window
- The project must be related to hunter, angler, shooter, trapper, recruitment, retention, reactivation – with relation to the annual Funding Window
- The project must be conducted in Arizona and focus on Arizona’s public
- The project must register participants using the Department’s free online registration system
- The project must collect survey information using the Department’s online survey tool
- The project must be completed before June 30 of the fiscal funding year.
- The applicant must obtain, and submit a certificate of general liability insurance coverage including sexual abuse and molestation insurance (S.A.M.I.) to the Department prior to signing the grant agreement to receive funding.

Grant dollars cannot be used for activities such as group banquets, raffle prizes, hunting competitions, for-profit projects, or for the purchase of hunting or fishing licenses, tags, or stamps. Capital equipment investments and pilot educational projects are typically not funded.

Pre-Application Information:

- May 1, 2021: Announcement of applications being accepted for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants.
- June 27, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. (MST): Application submission deadline, postmarks do not count.
- June 22 – July 16, 2021: Internal scoring, evaluations, review, recommendations, and approvals.
- July 20, 2021: Anticipated date grant awardees will be announced publicly.
- Funds will be available approximately 2-3 weeks after receipt of a signed agreement by both parties (earliest estimate is Aug. 1, 2021), proof of required insurance valid during the event, and an invoice for the grant amount is provided.
- June 30, 2022: Projects and reports completed, or sooner to apply for FY2022 LSG grant cycle.

Applicants may apply for single or multiple grants; more than one grant may be awarded to the same group (must be stand-alone projects). The Arizona Game and Fish Department may partially fund project(s) at its discretion.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

The applicant must register in ProcureAZ at or call (602) 542-7600.

Douglas A. Burt, Hunting and Shooting Sports Program Manager

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: IEWR, Local Sportsmen’s Grant
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, Arizona 85086

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