Forum News Service, Published April 09 2014
ND Petroleum Council offers to help applying for Outdoor Heritage Fund grantsBISMARCK – The North Dakota Petroleum Council says it has hired a consultant to help wildlife chapters that want to apply for grants through the state’s Outdoor Heritage Fund.
Habitat Unlimited of Bismarck will work with wildlife chapters, many of which rely solely on volunteers, to develop habitat projects and offer professional grant-writing services, the Petroleum Council stated in a news release Wednesday.
Council President Ron Ness noted the Outdoor Heritage Fund is funded by revenues from oil and gas taxes and “is a great resource for improving habitats and access to the outdoors now and for future generations.”
North Dakota grassroots groups and chapters that lack local full-time paid staff or resources will be given priority, the release stated. Interested groups may contact Habitat Unlimited President Dave Nehring at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Created by the 2013 Legislature, the Outdoor Heritage Fund is capped at $30 million for the 2013-15 biennium. The application deadline for the next grant period is Aug. 1.