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Local Sportsmen’s Group (LSG) Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits to Promote Wildlife
Conservation through Hunting and Angling

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Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)

Deadline Date:

06/21/20 11:59 PM MST Receipt


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit sportsmen’s and outdoor development groups and organizations for activities related to the recruitment, reactivation, and retention of hunters, anglers, shooters, and trappers. Eligible activities include hands-on, mentored hunting and fishing events. All programs must be accessible to the general public.

Priority will be placed on projects that align with Event Types 2, 3, 4, and 5 that involve the pursuit, or harvest of fish or wildlife with a license / tag

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are designed for and target participants who have the appropriate experience and skills relevant to the event

Event types:

2 - Beginner: a person who is inexperienced; novice; a person who has begun a course of instruction or is learning the fundamentals. Basic take of wildlife, 1-day event, pass shooting, species include dove, ducks, squirrel. Skill Meter: 1-5; Mentoring Meter: 7-10

3 - Developing: one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers of a trade, art, or calling. Pursuit of wildlife, overnight events, remote locations, species include quail, rabbit, predator, javelin, turkey. Skill Meter: 3-7; Mentoring Meter: 6-9

4 - Intermediate: applies some already learned basic skills to adapt and meet the next level of learning, skill development. Pursuit of more challenging species, deer, elk, stalking, remote locations, overnight, lots of field time. Skill Meter: 5-8; Mentoring Meter: 3-6

5 - Experienced: having knowledge or skill in a particular field, especially a profession or job, gained over a period of time. Minimal mentoring, base camps and “meet ups”. Base camps and meet ups that provide similar feel to learn how to events, but are self-supported by attendees at a designated camping area and timeframe, possibly portable potties, and some facilities, possibly a camp host with unit and hunting information. Skill Meter: 7-9; Mentoring Meter: 0-2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157320

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Term of Contract:

The project must be completed before before June 30 of the fiscal funding year.

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
- NEW! The project must register participants using the Department’s free online registration system
- NEW! The project must collect survey information using the Department’s online survey tool
- The project must be completed before before June 30 of the fiscal funding year
8. The applicant must register in ProcureAZ at or call (602) 542-7600
9. 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, 2020: Announcement of applications being accepted for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants.
- June 21, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (MST): Application submission deadline, postmarks do not count.
- June 22 – July 16, 2020: Internal scoring, evaluations, review, recommendations and approvals.
- July 20, 2020: Anticipated date grant awardees will be announced publicly.
- Funds will be available approximately 2-3 weeks after receipt of signed agreement by both parties (earliest estimate is Aug. 1, 2020), proof of required insurance valid during the event, and an invoice for the grant amount is provided

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:

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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