(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that the application period for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program is now open.

The application period is now open for a cooperative grant program known as Deer PLAN, designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. | Credit: Michigan DNR

READ MORE: 22-Year-Old Troy Man Charged In Mother's Fatal Shooting After Thanksgiving Dinner

The purpose of the grant program, known as the Deer PLAN, is to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula.

Funds will be used for tangible, on-the-ground efforts to improve deer habitat and provide quality deer hunting locations.

Individuals who own property in Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Presque Isle counties are able to apply for this grant.

READ MORE: NASCAR Working Towards Future Growth

Applications received for other counties will not be considered for the Deer PLAN grant.

The applications must be received by July 18, and successful applicants will be notified by August 31.

To learn more and apply for the funds, visit Michigan.gov/DNRGrants.

MORE NEWS: Jim Harbaugh Stumps For Michigan Star DE

© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.