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Conservation Club Competitive Partnership Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Conservation
Clubs to Promote Recreation Activities

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

Deadline Date:

03/15/20 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations and conservation organizations to promote recreational activities related to wildlife. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to two weeks to complete. Funding is intended to promote participation in wildlife-related recreation activities such as trapping, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and shooting sports education.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife Conservation Club Competitive Partnership Grant Program is a program to encourage participation in wildlife related recreation activities (fishing, hunting, trapping and shooting sports education) on a local level. Participation by youth or individuals unfamiliar with wildlife related recreation is emphasized. 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.

Programs consisting of all R3 components (recruitment, retention and reactivation) are highly recommended. Information regarding R3 can be found at:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179948

Estimated Size of Grant:

A conservation club can apply for up to $15,000 total per fiscal year and can be divided between as many as ten (10) separate project proposals.

Term of Contract:

The grant covers projects/programs taking place the following July 1st through June 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

County conservation clubs, organized non-profits and regional/state conservation organizations whose constitution and bylaws state that conservation functions and the education are the principal purposes of the organization.

In addition, the organization must meet two of the following three criteria:
- The conservation clubs must have been in existence and active for not less than two (2) years prior to applying for a sponsorship agreement.
- The conservation club must have active memberships of at least 25 (documented) and conduct no less than four meetings annually.
- The conservation club owns or leases land located in Ohio. The lands must be used primary for fishing, hunting, shooting sports education or other wildlife-related outdoor recreation.

Note: Private individuals are not eligible

Pre-Application Information:

The application will close at 11:59pm on 3/15/20.

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). In addition, your organization must also be registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Obtain a DUNS Number: Your entity may obtain a DUNS number in two ways:
1) Business entities may request a DUNS number by calling a toll-free telephone number: 1-866- 705-5711. Tell the operator that you are applying to a federal financial assistance program and need to register for a DUNS number.
2) Business entities can also obtain a DUNS number online at

Register on Once you have been assigned a DUNS number, you must annually register on to remain eligible to receive program financial assistance.

How to Register with the Ohio Secretary of State: Please visit for all forms required to file. You may file online or by mail. There may be a fee associated with filing, reactivating, etc.

Online SAM registration will take about 30 minutes to complete, depending upon the size and complexity of your business entity. It may take 3 business days or up to 2 weeks before your SAM registration becomes active. If you are updating or renewing your registration information, it will take approximately 24 hours to become active.

For more information, see the application page in Contact Information below.

Contact Information:

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

Apply at:

ODNR Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Road, Building G
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Questions: 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)

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