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Wildlife and forest grants available

ESCANABA — The Grants Committee of the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced it will accepting grant applications for the fall 2020 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the community foundation for grants that meet the guidelines of the UPSF&W Fund.

Grant applications can be obtained at the community foundation office at 2420 1st Ave. South Escanaba, Mich.; by calling the foundation’s office at 1-906-789-5972 or e-mailing office@cfup.org.

Those interested in obtaining a grant must have an original and three copies turned in to the community foundation office prior to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, otherwise your request may not be considered.

All those requesting grants from the foundation will be notified in writing, as to whether or not they have been successful in receiving their grant request. Members of the UPSF&W Committee will make their grant recommendations to the full board of trustees of the foundation at their regularly scheduled board meeting at the end of October 2020, for their approval.

Grants are only given to projects that will benefit the residents and visitors to the Upper Peninsula. The UPSF&W was created to support research, youth, education, training, and wildlife habitat improvement projects related to the sustainability of U.P. forests and wildlife.

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