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Special Wildlife Funds Grant Programs

Opportunity Time Periods

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.


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 information, please contact:

Email: Susan.Duke@Illinois.govPhone: 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.

Wildlife Preservation Projects FY24

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.

If you are a grantee and would like to sign up for electronic Direct Deposit of your grantee payments.