Subject 600-5-6 BOBWHITE QUAIL INITIATIVE
In compliance with the "Fair and Open Grants" Article of the "Budget Accountability and Planning Act of 1993," following is the information on a grant program implemented by the Conservation Commission.
Bobwhite Quail Initiative.
Rule 600-5-6-.03 The Citation to Statutory Basis for the Grant Program in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or Other General Law of the State of Georgia
The Conservation Commission is authorized under 2-6-27(6) to receive and accept grant funding from outside sources and to manage and disperse same in support of soil and water conservation activities.
To provide funds for installation of soil and water conservation measures to preserve habitat for wildlife, specifically bobwhite quail and song birds, under provisions of the intergovernmental agreement with the Department of Natural Resources.
For an agreed upon amount of funding, usually not to exceed $15,000 total cost over a three year period of time as cost-share, landowners must install certain wildlife habitat conservation measures and maintain such measures for a specified period of time.
Owners of lands in the State of Georgia who reside in counties specified by the Department of Natural Resources and whose land meets the application requirements specified by the Department of Natural Resources.
Availability of funding, conditions on the land which fit the requirements of the program, willingness of the owner to commit funds to install measures, willingness of the owner to adhere to long-term aspects of the agreement and physical capacity to accomplish the work.
Generally dependent on the time of the availability of grant funds anytime between January and December.
Bobwhite Quail Initiative Program
DNR Wildlife Resources Division
116 Rum Creek Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029-6518