WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CLUB COMPETITIVE PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM?
The Wildlife Conservation Club Competitive Partnership Grant Program is a program to encourage participation in wildlife related recreation activities (fishing, hunting, trapping & shooting sports education) on a local level. Participation by youth or individuals unfamiliar with wildlife related recreation is emphasized. Projects focusing on public access to property or facilities, education and informing youth in safe participation in wildlife related activities, developing long term mentorship programs in fishing, hunting and shooting sports education are encouraged.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
- Applications must be returned by March 15th
- Covers projects/programs taking place the
following July 1st through June 30th
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT?
County conservation clubs, organized not-for-profit, regional/state conservation organizations whose constitution and bylaws state that conservation functions and the education are the principal purposes of the organization. In addition, the organization must meet two of the three following criteria:
- The conservation clubs must have been in existence and active for not less than 2 years prior to applying for a sponsorship agreement.
- The conservation club must have active memberships of at least 25 (documented) and conduct not less than four meetings annually.
- The conservation club owns or leases land located in the State of Ohio. The lands must be used primary for fishing, hunting, shooting sports education or other wildlife-related outdoor recreation.
NOTE: Private individuals are not eligible
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
Funds are available up to $15,000 total per club, and can be divided between as many as ten (10) separate project proposals. Each proposal must include a detailed budget indicating how the funds will be spent.
WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAMMING IS PREFFERED?
Programs consisting of all R3 components (recruitment,
retention and reactivation) are highly recommended. Information regarding R3 and The Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model can be found at: http://www.cahss.org.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM FUNDED?
Funding for the Conservation Club Partnership Grant Program is comprised of money from license/permit revenues
and the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. For
more information about this program please refer to this link
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEDULED EVENT OR ACTIVITY?
All activities supported by the Division of Wildlife must be
open to all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, mobility, visual disabilities, or learning disabilities.
Risk management and safety considerations, however,
may limit active participation by some age or ability groups.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATION OF
SAFETY AND RISK MANAGMENT CONCERNS?
The grant recipient is responsible for all safety and risk
management concerns. The Ohio Division of Wildlife does
not accept any liability for damage or injury resulting from
activities supported through the Conservation Club Partnership Grant. The cost of liability insurance, however, can
be purchased with grant funds.