The Minnesota DNR wants to help get more people outside and enjoying nature through hunting and fishing.

Despite the fact that many people still go out on their boats to fish and many others head out to hunt each year, the number of individuals partaking in these activities is declining. So the DNR set up a grant program to help fund groups that help more people get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and hunt and fish.

This grant program started in 2015 and has funded 34 projects so far.

They are giving out grants to groups that are looking to have an ongoing impact and will reach new and diverse audiences with their projects. Some examples of these kinds of projects include educational programs, clinics, workshops, and camps.

Jeff Ledermann, education and skills team supervisor with the Minnesota DNR says “We’re excited about being able to continue this grant program that aims to help groups get more people hunting and fishing, and ultimately supporting conservation.”

The final round to apply for grants this year are due by June 28th and the projects the grant is for must be completed by December 31st of 2019.

Awards range from $5,000 to $49,999 with a total amount of $150,000 available.

If you're interested in learning more, head over to the DNR's website!



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