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Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant

Final Report Instructions

Assessment - Submit the following information:

description of the project;

how the habitat area was incorporated into the school or organization curriculum;

activities undertaken by students through all phases of the project;

how funds were expended.

Required Photographs

You are required to attach images of the habitat location as it appears before, during and after the project. Some images should include students working on the project as proof that they participated. We will not use any images containing students.


Please remember to include the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Jadel Youth Fund, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation as sponsors of this grant program in any publicity regarding the grant project.


Your school district/organization will be reimbursed for approved purchases through this grant award. Only the items approved by the judges will be reimbursed. See your grant award letter for the items approved for purchase. Complete and submit a Payment Request Form. You must send a copy of your school’s/organization’s payment to the vendor (canceled check or other document showing payment in full) as well as a copy of the original invoice in order to be reimbursed. You may submit payment requests at any time. You can submit them individually or all at once. We encourage you to submit payment requests as soon as you have the paperwork from your purchases. If you submit them in advance of the Final Report, they do not need to be submitted again with the Final Report. If you have any questions at all about payments, please call 217-524-4126 or email

“Thank You” Notes

The Jadel Youth Fund and the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation have made the Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants possible by their generous donations and continuing support of this program. Please take a moment and write a “thank you” note to each of these organizations. Enclose the notes in your final report, and they will be forwarded to the appropriate organization. They will be very pleased to hear that their efforts are appreciated.