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State Duck Stamp Funding

Applications are currently being accepted for Duck Stamp Grants through 1/4/2021

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.

 

Appropriate 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.

 

Applicant Eligibility

 

Eligible 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. Click Here

 

Project Evaluation

Click Here​ 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

Applications are currently being accepted for Duck Stamp Grants​ through 1/4/2021

 

STEP 1:

All applicants must be pre-qualified through the State of Illinois Grantee Portal. Additional information on prequalification is available here.

STEP 2:

 

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.

 

STEP 3:

Please FILL out below Application Materials (For Reference Only. Applications are NOT currently being accepted)

 

STEP 4:

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 susan.duke@illinois.gov

Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance with a grant application, 

Please contact Susan Duke

Email: susan.duke@illinois.gov

Phone: (217) 785-4416

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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