Where the Money Comes From

Fiscal year 2020 original appropriations by revenue source: total $438.7 million

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  • Did you know that nearly 90% of the DNR’s budget comes from sources other than state taxes (General Fund revenue)?  The DNR’s bills are paid from about 50 different funds, many of which have unique revenue streams, including user fees paid by those who hunt, fish, snowmobile, camp, harvest timber, ride off-road vehicles, or otherwise take part in natural resource-based activities. 

    Information on the revenue sources supporting the DNR budget is provided below along with examples of significant state restricted funds and federal assistance programs connected with these revenue sources. 

Where the Money Goes

Fiscal year 2019-2020 appropriations summary, Public Act 59 of 2019

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