SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) Live It! grant program is now open for enrollment for 2018. With the support of sponsor Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI), the Live It! grant program awards $10,000 each year to groups and organizations to assist with their NHF Day-focused outdoor event. Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has sponsored the grant program since 2014 as part of their mission to foster a love of the outdoors and ensure access to land for outdoor recreation.
“As part of our mission to get more people outdoors, we offer to help deserving organizations and local clubs with funds to make the most of their NHF Day event,” said Misty Mitchell, director of conservation programs at Wonders of Wildlife. “Yamaha has been gracious with their support so we can introduce others to our outdoor heritage and the importance of conservation.”
NHF Day and OAI work together to promote conservation and open access throughout the community. Through the Live It! grants, deserving organizations are able to help further the program’s goal of connecting everyone to the outdoors.
NHF Day encourages clubs, associations and agencies to submit detailed applications for their specific needs. A committee will review each application and award grants to help fund deserving events. All events must be NHF Day focused and must be hosted during August, September or October of 2018. This year’s NHF Day is set for Sept. 22.
Some examples of how these grants can be used include:
• Equipment rental for event
• Marketing of event
• Purchase of outdoor equipment
Interested parties can request between $250 and $1,000 by registering for the 2018 program between now and May 31.
For questions regarding the NHFDay Live It! Initiative, groups can call Wonders of Wildlife 417-225-1118, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Wonders of Wildlife, 500 W. Sunshine, Springfield MO 65807.
For more information about NHF Day, visit http://www.nhfday.org.