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Please Note: Due to the new Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), Special Fund Grant Applications for Pheasant, Habitat, Furbearer, Migratory Waterfowl (Duck) and Wildlife Preservation will be replaced with one form (refer to list of forms at the bottom on the page).
The standardized forms for performance and financial reporting are:
The Office of Resource Conservation’s Division of Wildlife Resources administers four special grant programs that are funded by Illinois sportsmen through the purchase of Habitat Stamps and Migratory Waterfowl Stamps. These are the Illinois Habitat Fund, State Pheasant Fund, State Furbearer Fund and the Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund. Together, these programs are designed to protect, acquire, enhance or manage wildlife habitat and to support limited research and educational programs to further advance this mission.
Migratory Waterfowl Notice of Funding Opportunity – Next grant application period is November 15, 2022 - January 3, 2023.
Historic Preservation Certified Local Governments – Notice of Funding Opportunity - Next grant application period is January 15, 2023 - February 28, 2023.
Furbearer Notice of Funding Opportunity – Next grant application period is March 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023.
Wildlife Preservation Funding – Species Rehabilitation Facilities Grants - Notice of Funding Opportunity- Next grant application period is March 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023.
Natural Areas Stewardship grants for land trusts – Notice of Funding Opportunity - Next grant application period is March 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023.
Habitat Notice of Funding Opportunity – Next grant application period is July 1, 2023 - August 1, 2023.
Pheasant Notice of Funding Opportunity – Next grant application period is July 1, 2023 - August 1, 2023.
instruction manual will help you understand how to use the online tools for applying for a DNR Grant.
For more information, please contact:
Wildlife Preservation Funding - Rehab Facilities
The Office of Resource Conservation’s Division of Natural Heritage administers the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Grant Program. The funding for this program is provided by Illinois’ taxpayers through contributions to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund from their State income tax return. The program is designed to preserve, protect, perpetuate and enhance non-game wildlife and native plant resources of this state through preservation of a satisfactory environment and an ecological balance.
Note: you will soon be able to fill-in forms and upload your documents to the Amplifund portal - until then use this list of forms below.
GATA has adopted for state purposes also 2 CFR 200- UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS
Grantee Cost Accounting Checklist
Grantee Quarterly Performance Report (Having issues with this PDF?)
Grantee Quarterly Financial Report (Having issues with this PDF?)
Grantee Equipment Use Annual Report
Grantee Grant Agreement Template (Having issues with this PDF?)
Grantee Application Information For (Having issues with this PDF?)
Grantee Budget Application Form
Grantee Programmatic Risk Assessment Questionnaire Form
Grantee IRS W9 Form
Special Funds Grants - Frequently Asked Questions
Special Funds Reimbursement Request Form
How to write a Grant Proposal Narrative - very useful document
Grantee Grant Amendment Request
NRCS NATIVE PLANT SEEDING WORKSHEET (EXCEL WORKSHEET WITH TABS)
Note: This Excel worksheet can help you estimate planting costs for native seeds and has the recommended species and application rates.
NRCS NATIVE PLANT SEEDING TRAINING VIDEO FOR USING THE WORKSHEET (Watch the video)
NRCS Field Office Technical Guide
Amplifund Applicant Portal User Guide
Duck Stamp Fund Reimbursement Request Form
State Pheasant Fund Reimbursement Request Form
Furbearer Fund Reimbursement Request Form
Duck Stamp Committee Special Meeting Agenda - May 24, 2022
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - April 5, 2022
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - February 10, 2022
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - February 26, 2021
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - February 1, 2021
Furbearer Advisory Committee Meeting - January 5, 2021
State Pheasant Committee Annual Meeting - December 21, 2020
Habitat Fund Advisory Committee Annual Meeting Agenda - December 17, 2020
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - February 21, 2020
Duck Stamp Committee Meeting Agenda - February 3, 2019
State Pheasant Committee Annual Meeting - October 15, 2019
Habitat Fund Advisory Committee Annual Meeting - October 9, 2019