How We ConserveRMEF Grant Programs
RMEF offers two grant programs to partners for delivery of mission-related activities. The grant programs provide RMEF a means to deliver mission on the ground and leverage dollars with partners to amplify our benefits to elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
The State Grant Program funds projects for hunting heritage and conservation education activities. Hunters and anglers were among the first crusaders for conservation and remain today’s most important conservation supporters and leaders. The State Grant Program supports ‘Hunting is Conservation’ and recognizes the importance of maintaining and supporting our hunting heritage. Examples include: National Archery in the Schools Program, outdoor skills events / field days, hunter education, women’s outdoor programs, mentored hunts, and more. All states (except Hawaii) have a State Grant Program.
Project Advisory Committee Grants
The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Grant Program funds habitat enhancement, wildlife management and research projects. Each state that has wild and free ranging elk herds (28 states) is eligible to receive grant funding. Projects aim benefit elk and other wildlife, enhance their habitat, and /or collect necessary information to better manage elk populations.