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GLIN==> RFP Announced for FY 2008 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program



RFP Announced for FY 2008 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant
Program 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a request for proposals
(RFP) under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program for
FY 2008. Grants are available for the acquisition and/or restoration of
coastal wetlands in states that border the Atlantic (with the exception
of Louisiana) and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great
Lakes. An estimated $16 million is available in FY 2008. 

To date, an estimated $183 million in grant funds have been awarded to
25 coastal states and one U.S. territory to acquire, protect, and
restore over 250,000 acres of coastal wetland ecosystems through this
program. Funding for the program comes from excise taxes on fishing
equipment as well as motorboat and small engine fuels. 

Grant proposals are due to the Service's Regional Federal Assistance
offices by June 29, 2007, and awards will be announced in December 2007
or January 2008. 

For more information on this program, please visit the USFWS webiste
<http://ecos.fws.gov/coastal_grants/viewContent.do?viewPage=home> . 

 

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