Grant Opportunities

 


Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Logo of SOBA

The Boating Infrastructure Grant program was established in 1998 using funds from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. Public entities and private sector marina owners, operators and developers can apply through the state for grants for the construction, renovation, or maintenance of boating infrastructure for transient recreational vessels at least 26 ft. long that are used primarily for pleasure. There are two grant levels. Tier 1 grants are small projects and the decision to fund is at the state level. Tier 2 grants are large projects and are chosen by a national ranking team and are highly competitive. 

Announcements: The annual grant cycle is open for requests in August and decisions for funding are announced around March each spring. 

 

Contact: Steven Partin, grant coordinator

steven.partin@dnr.ga.gov  |  912-264-7218


Clean Vessel Act Grant Program - Currently Accepting ApplicationsClean Vessel Act logo

The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program was established to provide funding to States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. 

Announcements: Funding is currently available for Clean Vessel Act grants. 

 

Contact: Steven Partin, grant coordinator

steven.partin@dnr.ga.gov  |  912-264-7218


Coastal Incentive Grants Program  Georgia Coastal Management Program Logo

The CIG Program is a competitive pass-through subgrant program made possible by a grant to Georgia DNR from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through Congressional funding pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act. These subgrants may be awarded to qualified county and municipal governments, regional commissions, state-affiliated research or educational institutions, or state agencies (except GDNR), provided the project takes place entirely within the eleven-county service area of the program.  The CIG Program service area includes Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Charlton, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties.  

Announcements: 2022-2023 FY CYCLE 25 is currently open! For more information, visit https://coastalgadnr.org/CoastalIncentiveGrant

Pre-application deadline is Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Contact: Jan Mackinnon, Grants Coordinator 

jan.mackinnon@dnr.ga.gov  |  912-262-3048


Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program

The Georgia Conservation Tax Credit is a financial incentive for landowners to help protect Georgia’s natural resources.Landowners who donate fee-title lands or permanent conservation easements to a government entity, state agency, or a Land Trust Alliance-accredited land trust may apply for a credit against their state income taxes.

Announcements: The tax credit expires December 31, 2021.

 

Contact: Chris Canalos, Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program Manager

Chris.Canalos@dnr.ga.gov  | 706-557-3225


Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program - Currently Accepting Applications

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program is a grant program that provides funding to support parks and trails and provide stewardship and acquisition of critical conservation lands. Grant and loan funds will be available for local governments, state agencies and nongovernmental organizations with conservation mission. 

Announcements: The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program is currently accepting Pre-applications from eligible applicants for the 2022-2024 grant cycle. The Pre-application period closes on October 14, 2022. 

 

2021-2022 Selections: 

Press Release: DNR Announces 15 Grants Through Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program 

 

Contact: Soheila Naji, Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program Coordinator 

soheila.naji@dnr.ga.gov  |  404-463-8570


Georgia Wildlife Viewing Grants Program - Currently Accepting Applications

The DNR Wildlife Resources Division’s Wildlife Viewing Grants Program provides small grants for wildlife viewing projects that increase awareness and appreciation of the state’s nongame wildlife, rare native plants and natural habitats, with an emphasis on species and habitats considered a high priority for conservation in the State Wildlife Action Plan. Grants are available for local governments, non-profit or not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit entities.

Announcements: The 2022 application period is currently open and will close on January 7, 2022. The online application can be accessed here: https://georgiawildlife.com/WildlifeViewingGrants.

 

 

Contact: Rick Lavender, program coordinator

rick.lavender@dnr.ga.gov   |   706.557.3327


Land & Water Conservation Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund Logo

July 8, 2022- Land and Water Conservation Fund 2022-2023 grant cycle delayed.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has decided to delay the 2022-2023 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant cycle until issues and uncertainty with the grant program are resolved.  The issues relate to changes in the required documents for the federal application, the impact of the Build America, Buy America Act on the program, and a current backlog of unapproved projects.  Note: the availability of grant funds is not of concern. 

By allowing time for the issues to be resolved, applicants can expect reliable information and expectations.  During this down period, applicants are encouraged to become familiar with the pre-application requirements, in particular the criteria questions. 

Educational webinars will still be offered prior to the opening the grant cycle. However, our staff is always available to answer your questions. Feel free to contact LaVern Turner at 404-463-8393 or lavern.turner@dnr.ga.gov. You can also contact Antoinette Norfleet at 404-463-8629. 

Announcements: DNR's pre-application criteria is available for review. Click here to view. 

 

Contact: Antoinette Norfleet, Grants Program Manager

antoinette.norfleet@dnr.ga.gov  |  404-463-8629


Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program 

June 14, 2021 - The Department of Interior, National Park Service has announced the fifth round of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program. ORLP is a national competitive park grant program with a specific focus on urban areas.

Announcements: DNR is no longer accepting applications from eligible applicants. 

 

Contact: Antoinette Norfleet, Grants Program Manager

antoinette.norfleet@dnr.ga.gov  |  404-463-8629


Recreational Trails Program 

The Recreational Trails Program provides funding for the construction and rehabilitation of trails and directly related trailhead facilities.  Qualified Local Governments, federal agencies, and state agencies are invited to apply.

Announcements: We will be accepting Pre-applications for the 2021-2022 funding cycle through November 1, 2021.

2021-2022 Funding Cycle Announcement

 

Contact: Lindsey Brown, Recreational Trails Program Coordinator

lindsey.brown@dnr.ga.gov  |  404-463-1779