Round 2 of the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now open.
Applications for the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program are being accepted through July 10. Priority will be given to projects that feature habitat enhancement for game species.
“This is an exciting opportunity to partner with others in the state to increase the habitat available for game species in Michigan and to enhance the existing habitat for the benefit of hunters, trappers and wildlife viewers,” said DNR Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason.
Funding is available for all types of groups—local, state, federal and tribal governments, for-profit and nonprofit groups, and individuals—through an open, competitive process. Minimum grant amounts are set at $15,000, with the maximum being the amount of funds available for that grant cycle.
The 2015 Round 2 overall available grant amount is approximately $1 million.
The detailed program handbook and application are available at www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 10 to be considered for funding. Successful grant applications will be announced by Oct. 1.
The main objective of the grant program is to enhance and improve the quality and quantity of game-species habitat. Managing habitat for sustainable wildlife populations in a changing environment is Goal 2 in the DNR Wildlife Division’s strategic plan, The GPS.