The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced 27 Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2019 application period. A total of $22,477.78 will be distributed. The Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program supports the development or enhancement of wildlife habitat on the school grounds or other public places. Funding for the program is provided through donations to the ICF. The Jadel Youth Fund and the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation are the major sponsors for the program. More than $294,000 in Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant funding has been distributed since the program’s inception. Applications will be accepted soon for the next round of the Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program, with an application deadline of November 30, 2020. See https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/education/Pages/GrantsSHAG.aspx for the application form and related information, call 217-524-4126 or email email@example.com. A list of the latest Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants awarded included one Southern Illinois project. The project was at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Herrin in Williamson County for grades 6 and 7 . Project: pollinator garden. Grant Award: $991.45.