AZSFWC Awards $30,140, in Grants

Second quarter grant applications were presented and voted on at the May 26, 2020 AZSFWC Board meeting. Funding for the grants is available through sales of our special Conserving Wildlife license plate. More information about the license plate and how you can obtain one can be found HERE.

Five grants were approved in the amount of $30,140 and included the following:

$13,000 was awarded to the Mogollon Sporting Association for the Tonto Basin Water Project. The project will provide reliable water across the Tonto Basin, spread over 3 different allotments, benefiting white tail deer, mule deer, javelina, some elk, mountain lion, bear, dove, quail and small game and non-game animals. Funding and in-kind partners include the Mogollon Sporting Association, ranchers and other volunteers.

$1,800 was awarded to Kahuna’s Kids for their annual Mentoring Kid’s Fishing Derby. This event encourages youth participation in the sport of fishing and appreciation for the great outdoors. It also provides an activity for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity due to their financial or other family hardship. Funding and in-kind partners include Kahuna’s Kids, a Leo A Longoria Jr. Memorial Foundation, Del Norte Bass Anglers, Mentoring Tucson’s Kids and other local vendors.

$5,340 was awarded to the Mule Deer Foundation for the Lennix Tank Rebuild Habitat Project. This tank is a US Forest Service wildlife drinker located in the Coconino National Forest in an area that has healthy herds of mule deer, elk and pronghorn. The funds will be used to purchase materials to rebuild the current apron, thus increasing the efficiency of the catchment. Funding and in-kind partners include Coconino Sportsmen and the Mule Deer Foundation.

$5,000 was awarded to the AZ Chapter of SCI for the purchase of an event trailer. The trailer will be used for projects, recruitment and retention youth camps, and supporting others with their camps and habitat projects. AZSCI will fund a portion of the purchase.

$5,000 was awarded to the AZ Bowhunters Association for purchase of 3D targets. These targets are used at the 3D Shoot at Mormon Lake, which is longest continuous 3D shoot going in the country that started in the 1970’s. Over 1000 archers attend every year. AZ Bowhunters Association will provide a portion of the funding.

Deadline to apply for the 3rd Quarter Cycle is July 1, 2020. Click HERE for more information and a link to the application.

To see the list of previously awarded grants, click HERE.