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Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program

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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:

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    Background and Program Description

    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. 

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    How to Apply

    This quick instruction manual will help you understand how to use the online tools for applying for a DNR Grant.

    Contact Information

    For more infomation please contact:

    Email: Susan.Duke@Illinois.Gov
    Phone: 217-785-4416

    Funding and Grant Awards Information

    These are all reimbursement grants

    Wildlife Preservation Fund

    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.

    Forms for Grantees

    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.

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