The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will disburse $5.6 million in grants for 16 projects in 12 states through the agency’s competitive State Wildlife Grants program.
The grants, which focus on large-scale conservation projects yielding measurable results, will be matched by more than $2.9 million in non-federal funds from states and their partners for projects that work to conserve and recover wildlife identified by states as Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their habitats.
The 12 states receiving grants are: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Carolina and Washington. The grant funds will benefit a variety of species and habitats.
State Wildlife Grant-funded projects implement strategies and actions to conserve species identified in approved state wildlife action plans. Funding for the grants comes from Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations.
source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service