Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Program
Through the generosity of Kansans who donate to the Chickadee Checkoff Program hundreds of projects over the past 40 years have been funded. These projects directly relate and benefit wildlife diversity and non-game habitat improvement in Kansas. These efforts range from the very short and simple projects of the $500 level to much more substantial projects leveraging funds to match federal grants totaling in the several hundred thousand dollar range. Most of these larger projects and the most current efforts utilize the checkoff funds for matching federal grants such as Sec. 6 portion of the Endangered Species Act and the State Wildlife Grants program.
In recent years, the KDWP has used a portion of these funds to solicit project proposals through the Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Programs. This program provides funding for habitat related work, researchers, educators, and naturalists to carry out projects focused on wildlife diversity and native non-game wildlife species related to the Kansas Statewide Wildlife Action Plan, SWAP. Interested applicants should review the guidance document below for more information on program requirements and how to apply.
As of February 1, 2023 - Chickadee Checkoff Small Grant Funding Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by close of business on March 3, 2023.