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Grants to Arizona Teachers to Enhance Wildlife Education

Heritage K-12 Small Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Arizona

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/01/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Arizona teachers and educational professionals, including government and Indian tribe employees, to enhance wildlife education. Funding is intended to support professional development activities as well as the design and implementation of related programs, projects, and field trips. Priority will be given to educators who are current K-12 teachers within the formal public classroom education environment.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department offers the AZGFD Heritage K-12 Small Grant Program designed specifically for Arizona educators. The Department is seeking grant proposals where the applicant:

  • Has attended a previous educator workshop hosted by the Department (or has plans to attend a future workshop) and wants some money to help implement education related to that workshop
  • Is developing an innovative wildlife-focused lesson or resource for the classroom and needs money to complete the project
  • Has developed a unique, inquiry-based field trip to take place on one of the many public lands in Arizona and needs money to off-set some of those costs

Project Eligibility - In order to be eligible to receive funding, a project must fit at least one of three criteria:

  • Criterion 1: AZGFD Educator Professional Development Participation
  • Criterion 2: Teacher-designed Field Experiences
  • Criterion 3: School-based Wildlife Education Projects and Resources

For more information about the Project Eligibility indicated above, see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any education professional who is currently operating within the state of Arizona. This includes employees of the federal government, any federal department or agency; Indian tribes; all departments, agencies, boards, commissions and political subdivisions of the state of Arizona; counties; school districts; charter schools; cities; towns; all municipal corporations; and any non-profit group which meets the Internal Revenue Service definition of a 501(c) organization. However, preference will be given to applicants who are current K-12 teachers within the formal public classroom education environment.

Pre-Application Information
AZGFD will accept applications in July of 2023 until the deadline of Sept 1. Any applications received after that deadline may be eligible for an additional scoring round in January, if money is available.

The grant cycle follows the Arizona state fiscal year (July - June). For the current fiscal year funding cycle, there can be up to two distinct deadlines: September 1 and January 1. Information will be posted and available on the Department’s website at least 6 weeks prior to the first available deadline. Both deadlines cover the same grant cycle. If applications come in after the September deadline, then they will automatically be moved to the next deadline date and the applicant will be notified. In addition, both deadlines utilize the same pool of money. If all available money is awarded during the September deadline, then the grant cycle will close and the January deadline will no longer be valid. Information will be posted on the Department’s website indicating that the grant cycle is closed.

Applications are completed online and must be submitted by 11:59pm on the date of the deadline.


Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $3,000

Term of Contract
All grant recipients must spend the award within 12 months of receiving the money.

Contact Information
To apply online:

Eric Proctor or 623-236-7243

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