Recruitment and Retention Grant Program


Eligible applicants

To be eligible for the Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention Grants, Round 3, the group:

  1. Must have a mission or educational purpose that supports hunter and angler recruitment and retention
  2. Must complete the grant agreement contract by Friday, June 30, 2017
  3. Must complete all work related to the grant by Saturday, June 30, 2018
  4. Must only use grant funds for the delivery of programs within the state of Minnesota
  5. Must provide proof of insurance coverage for the duration of the project to the Department prior to full execution of grant agreement

Applicants who do not meet these criteria are not eligible.

Eligible projects

The funding priority for Round 3 of grants is angler and hunter recruitment and retention programs that target underserved audiences, new immigrant populations and have an ongoing impact, rather than one-time events.

Eligible projects provide innovative angler and hunter recruitment and retention programs. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

Grant dollars cannot be used for activities such as, but not limited to:

Grant awards

Grant applications are scored by a panel of at least three individuals each with an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of angler and hunter recruitment and retention; each reviewer submits a separate score sheet. Points are awarded according to how well the proposed project meets the following scoring criteria, available in the application PDF.

The Department of Natural Resources will review and rank applications at the close of each round.