Incentive Grant 2021

March 1, 2021

Dear Friends Group members,

This year FWSP is accepting project applications for state park system Campground Enhancement projects only.  Due to the grant funding source and the continued limitations on Naturalist activities at state park system properties,  the 2021 grant program will focus on state park system campground improvements for the 2021 grant awards.  We are hopeful that the project categories will expand for next year’s grants.  This year there are 2 funding tiers – the Mini-grant application and the Max grant application.   Friends groups may apply in one OR the other – not both.

2021 Mini Incentive Grant: (Link) Friends groups are invited to apply for up to $2,000 for the 2021 Incentive Mini-Grant, with an equal amount in Friends match.  This grant can be used for Campground Enhancements.  There is $23,000 available in grant funds.  Depending on the number of applicants, there may be competition for available funds.

2021 Max Incentive Grant: (Link) Friends groups are invited to apply for between $15,000 - $20,000 for the Max Grant, with a 25% match required by the Friends group.  This grant can be used for Campground Enhancements.  There is $100,000 available in grant funds. (Download Max Cost Estimate Worksheet)

2021 Incentive Guidelines (Link)

Depending on the number of applicants, there may be competition for available funds.

**Please refer to the Incentive Grant Guidelines for more information.

Examples of Campground Enhancement projects could include:

  • New fire rings, picnic tables, kiosks, interpretive signage in the campground area, 
  • Campground host needs, firewood storage, trail work in the campground area.

Please make sure that you discuss your project with your property manager/superintendent and their signature is required on the application.  

Projects that receive grant funding in both tiers – Mini and Max – will be required to provide recognition and signage as appropriate for the funding provided by FWSP.

For any questions, please email:  Patricia.Loosen@FWSP.org  or call FWSP:  608-294-0810

2021 Incentive Grant applications must be received by Friday - APRIL 9, 2021

Please MAIL your 2021 Incentive Grant application to: 

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
P.O. Box 2271    
Madison, WI  53701-2271

Or email to Patricia.Loosen@FWSP.org