Interior Department to Announce $32 Million in Grants to Support Local Conservation Projects in 49 States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2005
Hugh Vickery, DOI,(202) 501-4633
Assistant Interior Secretary P. Lynn Scarlett will hold a press teleconference to announce more than $32 million in grants to help fund on-the-ground conservation projects by states, tribes, and private landowners in 49 states and two territories.
The grants are being awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under four programs: the Landowner Incentive Program, the Private Stewardship Grant Program, the Tribal Landowner Incentive Program, and the Tribal Wildlife Grant Program.
Reporters will be able to access press releases detailing specific grants in their states at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday at http://www.fws.gov.
Grants will be awarded in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget
Teleconference to announce $32 million in cooperative conservation grants in 49 states and two territories.
1:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 11, 2005
Reporters may call in to 866-261-3330. Media only.