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Special Funds Grants - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Index

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    Where can I learn about IDNR grant opportunities?

    https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/grants/Pages/Special-Wildlife-Funds-Grant-Program.aspx

    How do I join IDNR’s grant opportunity email list?

    http://eepurl.com/gzdIjT

    What are the deadlines for IDNR grant programs?

    https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/grants/Documents/IDNRGrantOpportunitiesListing.pdf

    How do we prequalify for a grant?

    Register in the grant portal at http://www.grants.illinois.gov/portal/

    Does IDNR offer any resources on how improve the competitiveness of our application?

    Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity carefully, pay attention to scoring criteria and address each item in your project narrative, following all instructions carefully and providing a descriptive and complete application package including a complete project narrative.

    The contact person for our grant has changed. How do we inform IDNR?

    Send an email to your Special Fund Grants Administrator Susan.Duke@Illinois.gov or to the general Grants email address DNR.Grant@illinois.gov.

    My organization applied for a grant and we haven’t heard back. What are typical grant review timeframes? Who can I contact with questions?

    The Grant Committees typically meet to score and rank grant applications within eight weeks of the closing date on a Notice of Funding Opportunity. Send an email to your Special Fund Grants Administrator Susan.Duke@Illinois.gov or to the general Grants email address DNR.Grant@illinois.gov.

    What’s the best way to contact IDNR about an issue regarding an active grant?

    Send an email to your Special Fund Grants Administrator Susan.Duke@Illinois.gov or to the general Grants email address DNR.Grant@illinois.gov.

    How do we submit a FOIA request regarding a grant-funded project?

    https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/FOIA/Pages/default.aspx

    It doesn’t look like IDNR has a grant program that fits my project. How can I get information about grant programs through other state agencies?

    https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grants/SitePages/CSFA.aspx