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The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for small and large grants. Up to $1.2 million may be awarded, including $100,000 available for small grants. Please be sure to use the Eligibility Assessment to determine if your project qualifies for funding, review the Technical Assistance Manual for grant program and application details, and complete the Grant Application. 

Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2018. All 2017 Grant Applications accepted as complete but not selected for Fiscal Year 2017 funding will be automatically considered for Fiscal Year 2018 funding. Another application will not be needed. The OHCF board expects to make grant selections during the first quarter of 2018.

OHCF Grant Program
Technical Assistance Manual
Eligibility Assessment
Grant Application
W-9 Form
WV1A Form

The Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund (OHCF) protects lands that host West Virginia’s wild and wonderful natural resources. The OHCF’s work is guided by an 11-member Board of Trustees, drawn from land trusts; the Division of Forestry; the Division of Natural Resources; outdoor recreation and sportsmen’s groups; and the professions of biology, ecology, forestry, and public health. This mix of interests represents our state’s diverse citizens and regions. The OHCF’s land-protection projects can include important wildlife habitats, working forests and farmlands, as well as hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreational areas. The OHCF is working to protect the best of our natural resources for all West Virginians.