So, you are ready to submit your Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources…great! Before final submission, take a moment to look over the points mentioned here. Remember, incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted!

Please double check the following items before submitting your application.

Detailed instructions are included with the application form. Please watch the video podcast and read the "Frequently Asked Questions" document at before you complete the application.

Applications are reviewed by a committee and awards are made no sooner than six weeks after the application deadline. No reimbursement will be made for field trips occurring prior to awarding of the grants. The field trip must occur in the same calendar year that funds are received. For complete information about any of these items, visit the Web site at, call 217-524-4126 or email