Friday, April 5, 2013


Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) is accepting proposals for the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program through April 15. The program, which is funded by donations, aids individuals and organizations in carrying out projects focused on native nongame wildlife species, while addressing the issues and strategies within the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan “A Future for Kansas Wildlife”.

For the past 33 years, the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program has funded education, research, habitat, and the monitoring of nongame wildlife and their habitats. From the creation of the top 20 birds of Cheyenne Bottoms identification cards, to evaluating the habitat characteristics surrounding prairie chicken leks in northwest Kansas, the small grants program funnels donations to projects that benefit species in greatest need of conservation.

The diverse projects completed have resulted in numerous publications in scientific journals, educational products, and most importantly, new information on native nongame wildlife species and their habitats.

Grant proposals must be turned in by April 15, 2013.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, how and where to submit proposals, and the priority projects list for 2013, download the grant guidance document, or visit

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