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Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Conservation Education Grant Program

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Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) - Division of Rural Services (DRS), Arkansas Rural Development Commission (ARDC), and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC)

Deadline Date:

10/26/21 Postmarked


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Grants to Arkansas schools and conservation districts for educational programs related to wildlife conservation. Funding is intended for outdoor recreation programs, equipment, field trips, workshops, and improving outdoor spaces. The purpose of this program is to enhance and encourage conservation education.

This program is a partnership between the Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission that converts fine money assessed from infractions of state laws protecting Arkansas game and fish, into grant funds for school conservation education programs.

Eligible Projects Include:

  • Starting or continuing AGFC-sanctioned shooting sports programs - Includes the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program (ANASP) and Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP). Funds can be used for: shooting-related supplies and equipment except firearms; uniform items, up to $35 per participant; shooting vests and safety gear; and travel expenses to local and state tournaments.
  • AGFC-sponsored educator training workshops - Includes Fishing in the Natural State (FINS), Project WILD, Outdoor Adventures, and educator courses offered at AGFC Nature or Education Centers.
  • Improvements to the outdoor space at school - Includes school yard wildlife habitat improvements, butterfly gardens, and outdoor classroom spaces.
  • Field trip expenses - For trips to any AGFC Nature Center, Hatchery, or Wildlife Management Area.
  • Classroom and field equipment unique to the study of wildlife biology, wildlife recreation, or conservation education - For example, aquatic dip nets, waders, wildlife artifacts, bat detectors, field guides, game cameras, bird calls, rubber tracks and scat, or owl pellets.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178586

Estimated Size of Grant:

As funding availably is county-specific, grant allocations are separate for each county. The Division of Rural Services strives to fund as many projects as possible.

Term of Contract:

All project expenditures must be expended within one year after the date of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any school or conservation district in Arkansas, regardless of size or population is eligible.

Ineligible Projects: Employee salaries or compensation for any staff member or volunteer; operating costs; food purchases (except water and light snacks are allowed); expenses already incurred; trailers; computers; supplies or equipment used for other subjects or everyday lessons; website development, design, or maintenance; consultant fees; out-of-state events; construction or maintenance of any permanent building or structure; or any project outside of the intended scope of this program.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for Fiscal Year 2022 is October 26, 2021.

Applicants must gain the approval of their local school principal or conservation district official who will be ultimately responsible for the grant should it be received.

Applications are numbered and reviewed for completeness and eligibility in the order received by the Division of Rural Services. Individual proposal consultations can be arranged with staff by appointment. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications well before the deadline to allow DRS staff time to thoroughly review the application and assist applicants in correcting any deficiencies prior to the deadline. Applications received postmarked after the deadline date will not be eligible for consideration.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For Questions Contact:
Becca Caldwell, Director of Rural Services: (501)-682-3292

If you are not positive that your project is eligible, please call and speak to a Grants Manager at 1-888-RURAL-AR or AGFC Education Division at 1-501-223-6337.

Submit applications to:
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Division of Rural Services
Attn: Becca Caldwell,
Rural Services Director
1 Commerce Way, Suite 601
Little Rock, AR 72202

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