Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Grants for Friends Groups

DNR has opened an additional application period for Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grants
Greetings, happy fall.

I’m writing to share an announcement with nonprofit grant applicants about an upcoming application deadline.

For the current 2021-22 fiscal year, DNR has opened an additional application period for Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grants to eligible nonprofit conservation organizations (NCOs).

The next NCO application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021. This application cycle is for fiscal year 2021-2022 funds from the following subprograms:

  • Natural area grants 
  • Habitat area grants
  • Stream bank protection grants
  • State trail grants

DNR will consider all complete applications received or post marked by that date. Any organization considering a fall application should contact the regional project manager before applying.  Acquisitions that will require multiple appraisals or extraordinary review may be deferred until the 2023 funding cycle, which will open early next spring. 

Application material is on DNR’s website - https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Stewardship/ApplyNCO

Best regards,

Pam Foster Felt

Stewardship Nonprofit Grant Manager