September 23, 2015

Arizona Game and Fish’s Heritage grants deadline is only days away

$432,000 available for wildlife-focused projects
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PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s popular Heritage grants application cycle will be closing soon: Applications must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. MST.

The grants are supported by revenue from Arizona Lottery sales and are available to projects that focus on wildlife, including wildlife education, schoolyard habitats and wildlife conservation efforts.

The department has simplified the program, including the application, eligibility, scoring, award notification and close-out processes.

In the last grant cycle. Game and Fish used Heritage funds to award $408,000 to 25 grant projects across Arizona. When combined with matching money from other sources, the funded projects total more than $1 million invested in Arizona.

Arizona voters created the Heritage Fund back in 1990. A portion of the money from lottery ticket sales goes to conservation efforts such as protecting endangered species, educating our children about wildlife, helping urban residents to coexist better with wildlife, and creating new opportunities for outdoor recreation. Over the years, Game and Fish has awarded more than $14 million in grants to communities across the state.

Potential grant recipients must have a project that is either located in Arizona or involves research in which the wildlife or its habitat is located in Arizona.

More information on the grants and current application materials can be found at the department’s website at and