Groups that help people become hunters or anglers - or keep on hunting or fishing - can apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
"Minnesota's hunting and fishing tradition is still strong but we're seeking to address a steady decline in the percentage of people who hunt or fish," said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills supervisor.
Priority in awarding grants will go to programs for new and diverse audiences and those with an ongoing impact rather than one-time events. Types of activities could include fishing or hunting educational programs, clinics, workshops, camps, or funding for fishing and hunting equipment and transportation.
Groups may apply for this round of grants through Thursday, April 4. The grant program began in 2015 and this is the fifth round of grants. In this round, awards will range from $5,000 to $49,999. A total of $300,000 in grant funds is available in this fifth-round cycle. Funded projects must be located in Minnesota and completed by June 30, 2020.
There is no required funding match. Match amounts will be considered in the selection process.
To learn more about the DNR's work in recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3), and to find grant application requirements, visit mndnr.gov/r3. Details about the grant and a list of award winners can be found at the link under "Help others discover."