While there's still a strong base of people who hunt and fish in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is facing a steady decline in  recent years of folks who hunt or fish.

The DNR is offering grants to groups that help people become hunters or anglers or keep on hunting or fishing. Priority in awarding these grants will go to programs for new and diverse audiences and those with an ongoing impact rather than one-time events.

The deadline to apply for this fifth round of grants is Thursday, April 4. A total of $300,000 in grants is available with single grants ranging from $5,000 to $49,999.Funded projects must be located in Minnesota and completed by June 30, 2020. There is no required funding match for these grants though it is encouraged. To apply or learn more, go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources web page.

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