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

Local Sportsmen’s Group (LSG) Grant Program


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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arizona

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/20/23 11:59 PM MST Receipt Save

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

Grant focus FY24: Hunter or Angler Recruitment/ Development via Progressive Skills Programs

The Local Sportsmen’s Group grants program places priority on projects that align with event types 2, 3, 4, & 5 that 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:


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 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 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
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. MST (AZ time), Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.

Grant awardees will be announced publicly on September 8, 2023.

Funds will be available approximately 2-3 weeks after receipt of a signed agreement by both parties, proof of required insurance & SAMI coverage valid during the event are provided.

Applicants may apply for a single or multiple grants project. More than one grant may be awarded to an applicant; each project must be a stand-alone project, submitted on a stand-alone application per project.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract
Projects must be completed before June 30, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

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

Douglas A. Burt, AZGFD
Recruitment, Retention & Reactivation (R3) Program Manager

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

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