Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grant Program

SEEK Updated
11/30/2016
Resource Types: 
Grant/Funding
Abstract: 

The following information was taken from http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/angler_hunter_grants.html  on November 30, 2016.

 

Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grant Program

Round 3 grant applications are due by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Round 3 Grant Application: Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grant Application

List of grants funded in Round 1

Program purpose:

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources created the Angler and
Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grants Program in 2015 to help local
groups support Minnesota's angling and hunting heritage.

Through these grants, the Department is addressing growing concerns over declines in hunting and angling participation.

"Recruitment" means bringing a person into hunting and/or fishing
through their participation in, and commitment to, an activity. A
minimum outcome is that the person leaves holding a positive experience
and opinion toward hunting and fishing. Recruitment can include invoking
a positive change in personal attitude toward outdoor recreation
regardless of ongoing physical participation in the activity.

"Retention" means maintaining positive, economical, social and/or
political involvement in hunting and fishing through a person's
continuing participation in, and/or support of these activities.

Level of assistance:

Grants from $5,000 to $50,000 will be awarded. No match is required,
but organizations are encouraged to include a match of dollars or
in-kind labor, materials, services. The amount of match provided by
applicants will be considered in the evaluation of proposals.  All
hunting and angling equipment (bows, rods, tackle, etc.) and other
related items with a purchase value of $4,999 or less are eligible and
shall remain the property of the Grantee.

The Department provides grant funds as authorized by the Legislature;
The Department expects to have $10 0,000 available during this grant
cycle. All grant agreements must comply with the laws and regulations
governing the Agency. Multi-organization collaborations are encouraged.

Eligible applicants:

To be eligible for the Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grants, Round 3, the group:

  1. Must have a mission or educational purpose that supports hunter and angler recruitment and retention
  2. Must complete the grant agreement contract by Friday, June 30, 2017
  3. Must complete all work related to the grant by Saturday, June 30, 2018
  4. Must only use grant funds for the delivery of programs within the state of Minnesota
  5. Must provide proof of insurance coverage for the duration of the
    project to the Department prior to full execution of grant agreement

Applicants who do not meet these criteria are not eligible.

Eligible projects:

The funding priority for Round 3 of grants is angler and hunter
recruitment and retention programs that target underserved audiences,
new immigrant populations and have an ongoing impact, rather than
one-time events.

Eligible projects provide innovative angler and hunter recruitment
and retention programs. Examples of eligible projects include, but are
not limited to:

  • Hunter recruitment and retention projects that support the 2015 MN Pheasant Summit Action Plan
  • Hunter recruitment and retention projects that support the 2006 MN DNR Duck Plan
  • Learn to Hunt projects that specifically target new to hunting or non-hunting adults age 18-44 years of age.
  • Angling recruitment and retention projects that are focused on increasing and diversifying fishing interest on Mille Lacs Lake
  • "Learn to Fish" programs targeting non-fishing adults and families with a focus on the seven county metropolitan area
  • Reverse mentoring programs in which younger anglers and hunters
    would be encouraged to re-engage or re-invigorate anglers and hunters
    age 45 and older
  • Angling and hunting awareness programs targeting
    non-fishing/hunting families, especially from diverse and
    underrepresented populations
  • Long term angling and hunting mentoring programs targeted at new to hunting or non-hunting adults age 18-44
  • Creation of innovative self-learning tools to help novice anglers and hunters enhance their skills and gain confidence
  • Projects that provide, or improve, information about lands and waters available for angling and hunting
  • Creation of a mini-grant program to manage and provide
    sub-grants to smaller organizations to receive fishing and hunting
    equipment following MN DNR's grant requirements and limitations
  • Evaluation of the impact of participation in HS archery and shooting sport programs on hunter recruitment
  • Establishment and management of a state R3 coordinating council
    to guide Minnesota's angler and hunter recruitment, retention and
    reactivation activities
  • Other projects that support Minnesota's angling or hunting heritage as determined by MN DNR

Grant dollars cannot be used for activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Purchase of hunting or fishing licenses, tags, or stamps
  • Group banquets, raffle prizes, or other fundraising activities
  • Hunting and fishing competitions with cash awards or prizes larger than nominal value 
  • Administrative costs, such as overhead or indirect costs

Grant awards:

Grant applications are scored by a panel of at least three
individuals each with an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of
angler and hunter recruitment and retention; each reviewer submits a
separate score sheet. Points are awarded according to how well the
proposed project meets the following scoring criteria, available in the
application PDF.

The Department of Natural Resources will review and rank applications at the close of each round.

Project period:

Three rounds of grants are planned:

Round 1 applications were due by January
29, 2016. Funded projects must begin promptly after an agreement has
been signed. All work funded must be completed no later than June 30,
2017.

List of grants funded in Round 1

Round 2 applications we re due by 2:00 p.m.
on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Funded projects must begin promptly
after an agreement has been signed. All work funded must be completed no
later than Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Round 3 applications are due by 2:00 p.m.
on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Funded projects must begin promptly after
an agreement has been signed. All work funded must be completed no
later than Saturday, June 30, 2018.

How to apply:

Complete the grant application and submit it via email prior to the closing date.

*Please note: Applications for Round 3 must use
the Round 3 Grant Application found below. Applicants for Round 3 of
the grant may not use applications from previous rounds.

Round 3 Grant Application: Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grant Application

Submit your application electronically to Jeff Ledermann at jeff.ledermann@state.mn.us

Use the subject title: Angler and Hunter Recruitment & Retention Grant

Topic Areas: 
Curriculum
Education
Environmental Education
Fish
Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management
Stewardship
Wildlife
Target Audience: 
Adult
Citizen and Youth Groups
Grades 10-12
Grades 7-9
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No