Grant Programs
Below are a list of organizations including federal and state agencies which offer grants to fund restoration and management of your property's natural communities.  Contact us for help securing grants today!

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service- Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program  provides financial and technical assistance to private landowners interested in restoring degraded habitat on their property.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service- Grants-At-A-Glance

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. Through WHIP USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides both technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources- Landowner Incentive Program

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources- Landowner Incentive Program

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources- Conservation and Recreation Grants

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources- River Protection Planning and Management Grants

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources- The Financial Assistance Directory provides summary level information on all of the Department of Natural Resources' financial assistance programs.

 Illinois Landowners Guide to natural resources management incentives

The Iowa Native Plant Society will consider proposals for "acquisition of land that will significantly contribute to the conservation of Iowa’s native flora" and "research, training and education that will contribute to conservation, appreciation and increased knowledge of Iowa’s native flora".

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation meets these goals by awarding matching grants to projects benefiting conservation education, habitat protection and restoration, and natural resource management.

Appropriate ecological restoration projects in SW WI and NW IL will be selected to receive local ecotype seed. Land managers are invited to submit proposals to the Southwest Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts.

Prairie Biotic Research (PBR), Inc.  is a Wisconsin nonprofit established to foster biotic research in prairies. Their Small Grants Program funds grants up to $1,000 to individuals for the study of any grassland taxon in the USA. Email for a simple application form.