Michigan U.P. Deer Habitat Grant Application Now Open

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the application period for the Upper Peninsula’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative competitive grant program is open. The initiative is a cooperative grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on private lands in the U.P.

A total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement funding will be disbursed for 2021 in the Upper Peninsula, with the maximum amount individual grants can receive capped at $15,000 and the minimum being $2,000. Applications should focus on three criteria: 1) the projects should produce tangible deer habitat improvements, 2) build long-term partnerships between the DNR and outside organizations and 3) showcase the benefits of the project to the public.

Project applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 12 and successful applicants will be notified by Thursday, April 1. The complete grant application package is available on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants. For more information or questions regarding eligibility, contact Bill Scullon at 906-250-6781 or scullonh@michigan.gov.

About Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University, a J.D. from Penn State Law and is finishing a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.