Deadline Tuesday for Michigan wildlife grants

LANSING (AP) – Applicants have until Tuesday to seek state grants for projects that would improve habitat for wildlife, especially game animals.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting proposals under a program funded with revenue from sales of hunting and fishing licenses.

Among those eligible to apply are local, state, federal and tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and individuals.

Minimum grants will be $15,000, with the maximum being the amount of funds available for that grant cycle. The 2015 overall available grant amount is approximately $1 million.

Successful applications will be announced by Oct. 1.

More information on the The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program is available at www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants.