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Educational Grants

Iowa Archery in the Schools Foundation Equipment Grant Program
This grant program was established to promote youth archery by providing the equipment needed to conduct National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), international-style target archery programs. The equipment is usually provided as part of a "package" that includes all of the equipment needed to start a NASP program.

Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Grant Program
Schools starting a High School/Scholastic Clay Target Program are eligible to apply for a grant for up to $10,000 over a two year period. Details and application procedures are listed on the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program website.

Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Conservation Education Program (CEP)
A five-member board implements the CEP and annually they allocate approximately $350,000 in grants for conservation education in Iowa. Grant application deadline: May 15 and November 1.

 Small Grants Program
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 for 2011 is $10,000 with $2,500 being the maximum amount available per project funding request.

Trees For Kids and Trees For Teens Grant
2015 Grant Application Form  Grant Instructions  Nursery Specifications/Letter
For a writable version of the application, please e-mail the Trees For Kids Coordinator.

This competitive grant awards between $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 to qualified tree planting projects on publicly owned property. Qualifying public planting areas include, but may not be limited to: street right-of-ways, parks, school grounds, courthouse lawns, public buildings, fairgrounds, cemeteries, libraries, and trails. Applicants must show an educational component of the planting as well. Grants applications are available semiannually, in the fall and spring. All trees for the Spring grant must be planted by May 31, 2013, and for the fall grant they must be planted by October 31, 2013.


Find out more about the Trees for Kids and Trees for Teens programs.