Outdoor Recreation Grants

The Ohio Division of Wildlife offers “STEP OUTSIDE” grants to local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other family and youth oriented facilities to promote outdoor skills such as fishing, hunting, trapping, archery, and shooting sports.



These grants are designed to provide funding up to $500 for activities that are otherwise unaffordable for the sponsoring agency or organization; they are not meant to fund existing programs or to provide on-going funding for newly established programs or activities.


Who is eligible to apply?

* City, county, and community park and recreation agencies
* Local and state conservation clubs
* Youth-oriented groups such as scouts, 4-H, YMCA/YWCA, Big Brothers/Sisters, etc.
NOTE: Private individuals are not eligible


Applications are accepted throughout the fiscal year until funding is exhausted.


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