ODNR plans grant information discussions

Staff Report

ATHENS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is hosting information sessions to discuss the upcoming Conservation Club Partnership grants.

The grant program is designed to encourage participation in the outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and shooting sports.

The gathering will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District Four office, 360 E. State St., Athens. Clubs are asked to please RSVP and include the number of attendees from their organization by calling 614-265-6743.

The session will be beneficial for conservation clubs that plan on applying for a Conservation Club Partnership grant. Anyone involved with completing grant paperwork or administering an event within the grant is encouraged to attend.

If unable to attend this meeting, club representatives are welcome to attend a session in another district. The dates for all five districts are: District One – Jan.12; District Two – Jan. 26; District Three – Jan. 20; District Four – Jan. 6; and District Five – Jan. 25.

The 2016-17 grant application period runs from Jan. 1 through March 15 for events that will occur between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 15. Grant applications can be submitted via email to: [email protected] The requested funds cannot exceed $15,000 during the grant period and can be split across a maximum of 10 proposals.

For questions about the grant and grant process, please contact Sean Landon at 614-265-6743 or go to wildohio.gov.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

Staff Report