Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Grants starting at $15,000 to Michigan nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, and individuals to enhance the populations of game species and their habitats. Funding is intended to assist with the management, development, and improvement of wildlife habitat for game species. The primary goal of this program is to enhance and improve the quality and quantity of game species habitat in support of specific goals from the Wildlife Division’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020, specifically, GPS Goal 2: Manage habitat for sustainable wildlife populations and wildlife-based recreation.
The key priorities to be addressed by this program include:
-Species and habitat identified in the Michigan DNR Wildlife Action Plan (WAP)
-Game species identified in the WAP should be primary focus of WHGP habitat work.
For information about program priorities according to regions, see:
Grantees are expected to maintain the area to be improved for the useful life of the project. Useful life is defined on a case by case basis as the period of time during which an improvement is capable of fulfilling its intended purpose with adequate, routine maintenance. Possible useful life examples for projects would be: 1-3 years for wildlife food plots and 10 years for perennial herbaceous plantings.
For information about eligible costs, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 174330
The minimum grant amount is $15,000. The maximum grant request is the amount of funds appropriated in a given fiscal year, typically around $1 million.
- Project periods are two years.
- The project period begins upon execution of grant agreement, but not before October 1, 2019. The project period ends September 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail applications to:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 30425
Lansing, MI 48909-7925
Clay Buchanan, Wildlife Division
Chip Kosloski, Grants Management Section
WHGP Program Manager
Wildlife Division Regions: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/2019WHGPHandbook_656577_7.pdf#page=23