GRANTS: State seeks projects to aid fish, wildlife

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comDecember 8, 2013 

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking grant applications for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife.

Department managers expect about $258,000 will be available for these grants, funded through the state’s Aquatic Land Enhancement Account, beginning July 1.

Five major types of projects are funded through the program, although other types might be considered. The primary project types are habitat restoration, scientific research, public education, facility development and artificial fish production.

Eligible applicants are citizens, nonprofit organizations, schools (including universities), tribes and political subdivisions of the state such as conservation districts. For-profit businesses, as well as state and federal agencies are not eligible.

Funds are provided on a cost-reimbursement basis and cannot be used for salaries, wages, stipends or benefits. Grantees are required to follow state purchasing rules and report on their progress quarterly.

For more information, visit the ALEA grant program website at wdfw. wa.gov/grants/alea.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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