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Translated Hunting Regulations Available and No Child Left Inside 2023 Grants NOW OPEN - Apply by December 7, 2022

 

October 28, 2022



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has translated the 2022 Minnesota Hunting Regulations into Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish. Based on recent research of Minnesota households, these languages are the four most common non-English, primary languages spoken in Minnesota homes. Accessible pdf files of the documents are available on the DNR website, but we have also printed several thousand hard copies of each of the versions of the Waterfowl Regulations, Hunting and Trapping Regulations, and the Deer Season Maps.

We have targeted specific locations in Minnesota for distribution of hard copies based on primary household language data. We are sending copies to select DNR offices and state parks, Adult Basic Education/English Language Learner Programs and our diverse community organization partners in those areas. We also have several copies available from the DNR License Center. If you would like to receive multiple copies of translated fishing or hunting regulations, please send a message to Countlic.dnr@state.mn.us with the amount of copies requested per language, which regulations, and where you want them sent. Copies are packaged 50 to a box, but they will provide smaller numbers in quantities of 5 or 10, if desired.

People can also ask for individual, free English, Hmong, Karen, Somali or Spanish regulation booklets to be mailed to them by requesting copies through the DNR’s Information Center by calling 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367) or emailing info.dnr@state.mn.us. Live interpretation is also available in more than 200 languages and in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. For TTY/TDD communication contact us through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or 800-627-3529.

The DNR is also excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2023 No Child Left Inside (NCLI) grants. Applications must be received by 2:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Submitted applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline. Please visit our website to learn more.

We will be hosting an informational webinar at 3:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, to review NCLI grant requirements, discuss the application process, and to answer questions. If you would like to attend, pre-register here. The webinar will also be recorded and posted to the No Child Left Inside webpage when available.

The 2023 NCLI grants will consist of two types of grant awards. Applicants must choose only one:

• Mini Grants, with awards between $500-$5,000, will include a simple application and projects with smaller scope. Eligible projects will be entered into a lottery, and awards granted randomly on a regionally-balanced, statewide basis.

• Larger Grants, with awards between $5,001-$25,000, will include a more extensive application process and greater project scope. Eligible projects will be competitively reviewed and awarded statewide on a per capita basis.

There are $450,000 in total funds available for the 2023 grants. Up to $180,000 of those funds will be dedicated to fishing and hunting related projects.

Please review the Request for Proposals for a complete listing of criteria and requirements.

• Applicants must be a non-profit organization, school, tribal nation, or public entity with an educational purpose that supports natural resource education and/or outdoor recreation for a youth audience.

• Match is required and considered when evaluating grant applications. In-kind match support is allowed.

• Priority will be given to projects that are community-focused with an ongoing impact, new and innovative programming, and those that serve new and diverse audiences with limited opportunities.

• Past recipients of a NCLI grant are NOT eligible.

• This a reimbursable grant process. No funding is provided up front.

 

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