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MADISON – Organizations interested in ensuring the education, training and development of safe and ethical hunters and mentors can now apply for cost-sharing grants to conduct programs under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Recruitment, Development, Training and Education grant program.
Under this grant program the DNR provides cost-sharing grants to local clubs, organizations, communities, governments, Wisconsin Tribes, colleges, universities, technical schools, and individuals for hunter training, development, and education programs. The grant prioritizes funding for programs that introduce hunting to people who would not otherwise have had exposure in particular focusing on adults, females and families.
“There is a great need for strategically developed, tested programs and results on which we can base future program priorities,” says Keith Warnke, DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator.
This is a reimbursement program, under which grant recipients incur and pay all costs associated with the project before seeking reimbursement from the DNR. No grant advances are possible. It is possible for grantees to request partial (quarterly) reimbursements from the DNR during the life of the project.
To learn more about this new grant opportunity, contact Bobbi J. Winebar at 920-662-5175, or search the DNR website for Hunter Recruitment, Development, Training and Education Grant Program.