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The Iowa DNR's Wildlife Diversity program has two separate grant programs: 1) Habitat Management Grants, and 2) Small Grants. Please read below for information about each program and instructions for submitting applications.
Habitat Management Grants Program
The Iowa DNR's Wildlife Diversity Program is making small grants available for habitat management projects directly related to wildlife diversity conservation. Approved projects will be funded on a single-year basis but can be submitted for additional funding in subsequent years (not to exceed 3 years in succession). Proposals will be accepted from any organization engaged in management for the benefit of wildlife conservation. Projects should be closely related to the goals of Iowa's Wildlife Action Plan. Total grant allotment is $15,000 per year with $7,500 being the maximum amount available per proposal request. Deadline for proposals is 5 pm on November 1, 2015. No match is required for these funds.
Small Grants Program Funds Available
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, funded by donations from the Fish & Wildlife Protection Fund (Chickadee Checkoff) and Natural Resource License Plate funds, has small grants available for projects directly relating to wildlife diversity conservation, education, or research. Approved projects will be funded on a single-year basis but can be submitted for additional funding in subsequent years (not to exceed 3 years in succession). Total grant allotment is $10,000 with $2,500 being the maximum amount available per project funding request. If you are interested in applying for small project funding, please refer to the "Small Grants Brochure" document listed below for further information. Grant proposals for the 2016 monies are due November 1, 2015 by 5 PM. Funds will be available June 1st, 2016.
Small Grants Brochure