October 2, 2012
MADISON - Wisconsin municipalities have until Dec. 3 to apply for matching grants to help them develop long-term management solutions for dealing with problems caused by white-tailed deer or Canada geese.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for the Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control Grant Program, which provides 50 percent matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000 to communities to help them solve wildlife control problems.
Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:
In order to be eligible for grant consideration, an applicant must be an urban area pursuant to s. 86.196(1)(c), Wis. Stats. Municipalities can check the Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control Grant page of the DNR website to see if they are designated as an urban area and eligible for the grant. Application materials are available on the website or are available by contacting Kari Beetham, UWDAC Grant Manager at 608-264-9207.
Application materials must be complete and be postmarked on or before Dec. 3, 2012.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: on grant applications contact Kari Beetham, DNR Bureau of Community Financial Assistance, 608- 264-9207; on technical assistance related to urban areas, wildlife plans, or urban wildlife, contact Brad Koele, wildlife damage and urban wildlife specialist, 608-266-2151