“The Ohio Division of Wildlife offers “STEP OUTSIDE” grants to local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other family and youth-oriented facilities to promote outdoor skills such as fishing, hunting, trapping, archery, and shooting sports. These grants are designed to provide funding for activities that are otherwise unaffordable for the sponsoring agency or organization; they are not meant to fund existing programs or to provide on-going funding for newly established programs or activities. This mini-application is designed to facilitate the application process, and to make the grants easily accessible to all interested agencies and organizations. Upon completion, all application components should be returned to: Outdoor Education Section, ODNR, Division of Wildlife, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G, Columbus, OH 43229-6693.” (wildlife.ohiodnr.gov)

  • Closing Date– ongoing until funds are exhausted
  • Eligibility–  City, county, and community park and recreation agencies, Local and state conservation clubs, and Youth-oriented groups such as scouts, 4-H, YMCA/YWCA, Big Brothers/Sisters, etc
  • Award Ceiling– $500
  • Example Funding Activities
    • Family Fishing Days (fishing and aquatic education activities)
    • Outdoor Skills Days (shooting and fishing activities)
    • Shooting Skills Days (rifle, shotgun, muzzleloaders, archery shooting)
    • Beginning Trapping Skills Days (hands-on trapping activities)
    • Advanced Hunting Clinics (species specific to include hands-on participation)
    • National Hunting and Fishing Day Activities
    • Free Fishing Days Activities and Celebration
    • National Fishing Week Activities
    • National Trapping Month Activities
  • More Information– wildlife.ohiodnr.gov
  • Additional Help & Information– 1 (877) OHIO – SS1 (1-877-644-6771) 1 (614) 338-4781 website- www.ohiosharedservices.ohio.gov/ email- supplier@ohio.gov

All information for this post and grant from wildlife.ohiodnr.gov