What is the Duck Stamp Funding Grant?
The Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund portion involved in the Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program provides for grants to appropriate non-profit organizations for the development of waterfowl propagation areas within the Dominion of Canada or the United States that specifically provide waterfowl for the Mississippi Flyway, and for implementation of the
North American Waterfowl Management Plan.
not-for-profit organizations and develop projects and submit applications to the Department to help fund their projects. The grants are competitive and are evaluated for their merit.
recipients are limited to; appropriate non-profit organizations for the development of waterfowl propagation areas within the Dominion of Canada or the United States that specifically provide waterfowl for the Mississippi Flyway, for implementation of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.
There are now five grantee pre-award requirements statewide per Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA)
State Statute 30 ILCS 708/1. The five pre-award requirements all state grantees must complete are described in more detail.
for Project Evaluation and Procedures (Refer: Page 7, section E)
Grant Ranking Criteria
For best results, prospective grantees should make sure their project scope of work addresses or fully describes the project scope of work in view of the ranking criteria. Click Here for Grant Ranking Criteria.
How to Apply
All applicants must be pre-qualified through the
State of Illinois Grantee Portal. Additional information on prequalification is available
Please READ the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details on this program including scoring criteria and grant program rules and restrictions. Additional documentation including project location maps, price quotes, and a habitat management plan may be required.
Please FILL out below Application Materials (For Reference Only. Applications are
NOT currently being accepted)
Grant applications for funding assistance under this program may be SUBMITTED to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271
Attention: Office of Grant Management, Susan Duke
Applications can also be emailed to
If you have any questions or need assistance with a grant application,
Note: Applications received after the application deadline, will not be considered. Submission of an incomplete application does not extend the application deadline.
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