Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Wildlife
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#: 179948
Funds are available up to $15,000 total per club, and can be divided between as many as ten (10) separate project proposals.
The application is currently OPEN for events taking place July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
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