Grants promoting MN hunting and fishing available

Forum News Service file photo
Forum News Service file photo

FARGO — Hunting and fishing groups can now apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The grant application deadline is Thursday, April 4.

Grants are aimed at addressing the steady decline in hunting and fishing in Minnesota.

Programs for new and diverse audiences and those with an ongoing impact will be prioritized for the grants, as opposed to one-time events. Activities within the programs could include fishing or hunting educational programs, clinics, workshops, camps or funding for fishing and hunting equipment and transportation.

The grant process is competitive and applicants should consider how their program can provide ongoing support for people who want to hunt or fish.

This is the fifth round of the grant program, which began in 2015.

Awards for this round will range from $5,000 to $49,999. A total of $300,000 in grant funds is available. Funded projects must be located in Minnesota and complete by June 30, 2020.

Organizations are encouraged to include a cash or in-kind match in their project proposal, though it is not required. Match amounts will be considered in the selection process.

To learn more, visit mndnr.gov/r3. Details about the grant can be found under "Help others discover."