DNR’s “No Child Left Inside” grants available

The Minnesota DNR announced another phase of the No Child Left Inside grants.

“We continue to have high interest in our outreach grant program,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills team supervisor.

“Children in many communities don’t have the resources or opportunities to spend quality time outdoors. These grants help boost outdoor programs and initiatives all around the state and especially in communities with limited opportunities to connect with nature.”

These grants are open to nonprofit and public entities serving youth under the age of 18.

Funding can be used for equipment, transportation and related education expenses.

The minimum funding request is $5,000 with a maximum request of $25,000.

Applications must be received by March 10.

“We will have approximately $250,000 available in this phase, about $100,000 of which we anticipate granting for fishing and hunting-focused programs,” Ledermann said.

“The competitive selection process will give preference to projects that propose new and innovative ways to impact new, diverse, underrepresented and underserved audiences who have limited outdoor opportunities.”

More information, with further details on a webinar Feb. 17, is available on the DNR’s website.

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