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Conservation Club Competitive Partnership Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofit Conservation Organizations
to Promote Wildlife-Related Sports and Recreation

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Wildlife

Conf. Date:

02/26/19

Deadline Date:

03/15/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio nonprofit conservation organizations to promote wildlife-related recreational activities, such as wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, and trapping. Particular emphasis is placed on programs targeting youth and individuals who are unfamiliar with wildlife-related recreation.

Additionally, projects focusing on public access to property or facilities, education and informing youth in safe participation in wildlife-related activities, developing long-term mentorship programs in fishing, hunting and shooting sports education are encouraged.

This competitive grant is designed to provide funding for activities for the sponsoring organization, and/or to fund existing programs, and on-going funding for newly established programs or activities.

Grant funds can be used for the following:

-Provide equipment/supplies for local schools for NASP, 4-H shooting sports or local SCTP programs. NOTE; NASP schools can receive $3,000 each to cover the cost of an archery kit to carry out NASP training.
-Trapping supplies for Youth Trapping Workshops
-Insurance for events/activities
-Food/refreshments/picnic supplies for participants necessary to carry out the proposed event/activity.
-Ammunition, Shooting Supplies, Targets, and Clay Targets, Trap Throwers, Fire arms, bows (shooting sports equipment that will be used to provide shooting opportunity by the club for on-going programs for the public). Any equipment purchased must remain on the club/organizations inventory & maintained until the end of its useful life. These items must be available for inspection upon request by the ODNR, Division of Wildlife, State and/or Federal Auditors. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of equipment and unused grant funds.
-Live Bait and Terminal Fishing Tackle, fishing equipment, (fishing and aquatic education equipment that will be used to provide angler or aquatic education by the club for on-going programs for the public).
-Advertisement flyers and brochures for the Scheduled Event
-ODNR- Division of Wildlife & Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Logos must appear on all advertisement flyers or brochures for the event/ activity. Logos are available by contacting the ODNR-Division of Wildlife Central Office.
-Special Population Supplies and Services (interpreters, adaptive equipment)
-Developing a mentored or learn to hunt program.
-Stocking fish for youth fishing events/activities
-Stocking Pheasants for youth outdoor hunting events/ activities. Note: Events must directly affect the participant’s knowledge, skills and abilities of hunter education and there must be an educational hands-on element.
-Sponsorship or tuition for individuals or groups to attend outdoor education camps that focus on hunter education, shooting sports education or aquatic education.

Suggested Activities that are eligible:
-A hunting, shooting, or fishing recruitment module as provided by the Division
-Family Fishing Days (fishing and aquatic education activities)
-Outdoor Skills Days (shooting and fishing activities)
-Shooting Skills Days (rifle, shotgun, muzzleloaders, archery shooting)
-Beginning Trapping Skills Days (hands-on trapping activities)
-Hunter Education Classes
-Live rifle activities are eligible, but they must be held after the hunter education class and in accordance with Policy #9 of the Hunter Education Instructor Manual
-Advanced Hunting Clinics (species specific to include hands-on participation)
-National Hunting and Fishing Day Activities
-Free Fishing Days Activities and Celebration
-National Fishing Week Activities
-Development of mentorship programs that teach the public how to hunt, fish and shoot.

NOTE: Activities involving competition are not eligible. Events or activities must be free and open to the public, have an educational value and include a hands-on component.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179948

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds are available up to $15,000 total per club, and can be divided between as many as ten (10) separate project proposals.

Term of Contract:

The application is currently OPEN for events taking place July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

County conservation clubs, organized not-for-profit, regional/state conservation organizations whose constitution and bylaws state that conservation functions and the promotion of fishing, hunting, trapping & shooting sports education are the principal purposes of the organization. In addition, the organization must meet two of the three following criteria:

-The conservation clubs must have been in existence and active for not less than 2 years prior to applying for a sponsorship agreement.

-The conservation club must have active member- ships of at least 25 (documented) and conduct not less than four meetings annually.

-The conservation club owns or leases land located in the State of Ohio. The lands must be used primarily for fishing, hunting, shooting sports education or other wildlife-related outdoor recreation.

NOTE: Private individuals are not eligible

Funds cannot be used for
-Personnel & other overhead costs for the club or its members
-Construction or shooting range upgrades and maintenance.
-Donations to outside organizations that are not directly linked to training the public in hunter education, shooting sports education or aquatic education.
-Events/activities that do not focus on increasing participation in hunter education, shooting sports education, or angler/aquatic education.
-Membership fees for the club/organization or its members

Pre-Application Information:

- The application period opens January 1st.
- Applications must be submitted by March 15th.

Beginning July 1, 2019, all grant recipients must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number that is registered with the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM).

Contact Information:

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

For more information and to apply: https://ohiodnr.tfaforms.net/4624877

ODNR Division of Wildlife
Outdoor Education Section
2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693

1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)
wildinfo@dnr.state.oh.us

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio