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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Grants & Financial Assistance Grants & Financial Assistance

Best Management Practices (BMP) Cost-Share Program

Logging operations in the State of Indiana are eligible to apply for cost-share dollars that will help defray the expense of BMP installations on harvest sites, depending on the location and timing of the harvest. More...

Community Forestry Grant Programs

Trees make our communities better places to live and work. Cities, towns and non-profit organizations can receive funding to enhance urban trees and forests. The Indiana DNR, Division of Forestry offers four grant programs that help improve, protect, maintain and increase the number of trees in Indiana communities. This federal and state funding is provided on an annual basis by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S.D.A. More...

Develop a Shooting Range

The Indiana Shooting Range grant program provides assistance with the development of rifle, handgun, shotgun, and archery facilities. The main objective of this program is to provide the citizens of Indiana with additional and safer places to fire their guns, and train hunter education students. More...

Development of a New Park or Recreation Area

The Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program is to assist eligible governmental units in the provision of new park areas. Participation in outdoor recreation activities is expanding so rapidly that park agencies often face a real financial burden in attempting to provide enough facilities to keep up with the demand. More...

Fire Fighting Assistance for Rural Community Fire Departments

There are a number of programs aimed at assisting rural fire departments with needs ranging from equipment to training. Fire departments may serve either incorporated communities or unincorporated rural areas. More...

Forest Management Cost Share Programs

Many landowners may not be reaping their full benefits or providing adequate long term protection of forestlands. Cost share assistance is available to provide maximum watershed protection and erosion control, encourage abundant, healthy populations of wildlife, and maximum yields on timber harvests. More...

Historic Preservation and Archaeology

Each year the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology receives over $500,000 in federal funding under the Historic Preservation Fund (HPS) Program, which helps promote the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The HPF Program helps promote historic preservation and Archaeology in Indiana by providing assistance to projects that will aid the State in meeting it's goals for cultural resource management. More...

Lake and River Enhancement

The Lake and River Enhancement Program (LARE) was developed to ensure the continued viability of public-access lakes and streams. The program's goal is to utilize a watershed approach to reduce non-point source sediment and nutrient pollution of Indiana's and adjacent states' surface waters to a level that meets or surpasses state water quality standards. To accomplish this goal, grants are available for technical and financial assistance for qualifying projects. More...

Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP)

The LMCP will make more than $1 million (based on the proposed 2002 Congressional budget) available annually to communities in northwest Indiana. Funds might be used to protect and restore a significant natural and/or cultural resources, prevent the loss of life and property in coastal hazard areas, improve public access for recreational purposes, revitalize urban water fronts and ports, improve coordination among government agencies in policy and decision-making processes, and pollution prevention initiatives, including non-point source pollution into coastal waters. More...

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The Recreational Trails Program is a matching assistance program that provides funding for the acquisition and/or development of multi-use recreational trail projects. Both motorized and non-motorized projects may qualify for assistance. The assistance program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). More...