Special Wildlife Funds Furbearer Fund
CSFA Number: 422-20-1092
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Susan Duke
217-785-4416
susan.duke@illinois.gov
Short Description
Education of hunters and trappers of fur-bearing mammals within the State and the general public concerning the role that hunting and trapping has upon fur-bearing mammal management; the laws associated with the harvesting of fur-bearing mammals; the techniques used in the hunting and trapping of fur-bearing mammals; the conservation, management and ecology of fur-bearing mammals; and the promotion of products made from wild fur-bearing mammals.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Natural Resources
Enabling Legislation
520 ILCS 5/1.32
Objectives and Goals
Provides support for projects that benefit fur-bearing mammals and improve harvesting opportunities for hunters and trappers of fur-bearers
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Grant funding through this Fund supports activities and programs undertaken to educate hunters, trappers and the general public about fur-bearing mammals and their management; provide instruction and training to current and potential hunters and trappers on techniques and/or laws associated with hunting and trapping furbearing mammals; support scientific research on the ecology, conservation, or management of furbearing mammals; or develop and/or improve public fur-bearing mammal habitat management areas within the State. See 520 ILCS 5/1.32 for the section of the Wildlife Code that authorizes this program.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible recipients are limited to appropriate not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, educational institutions or corporations.

“Appropriate Not-For-Profit Organization" means a not-for-profit corporation that is organized pursuant to the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 [805 ILCS 105], is in good standing as a not-for-profit corporation and is authorized to conduct affairs in Illinois with one of its purposes as stated in its Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws being the support, development, conservation or promotion of the support, development, conservation or promotion of furbearers.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The State Furbearer Committee (520 ILCS5/1.32) shall review and recommend all furbearer projects and all expenditures from the State Furbearer Fund. Guided by Administrative Rule (17 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter I, Sec. 3060) Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Administrative Rule (17 Ill. Adm. Code, Chapter I, Sec. 3060) Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $90,000
FY 2020 : $100,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details422-20-1092$0 - $003/21/2019 - 04/30/2019 : 5:00pm
DetailsFY2020 State Furbearer FundNot Applicable01/15/2020 - 03/02/2020 : 5pm