|05-09-2001, 05:18 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Location: Miami, Fl
How much is Pres Bush giving your state?
Check this link to find out: http://www.doi.gov/news/states/
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|05-09-2001, 06:19 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3734
Location: Simi Valley, CA.
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR GALE NORTON ANNOUNCES
HISTORIC LWCF GRANT TO CALIFORNIA
Washington, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton announced today that under the President's Fiscal Year 2002 budget request, California will receive a record amount of $29.18 million for state and local conservation efforts from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. For the first time since the fund's inception almost four decades ago, the LWCF will be funded at the fully authorized level of $900 million and 50 percent -- $450 million -- will go to the states.
"This historic budget request fulfills President Bush's commitment to investing in America's natural resources and provides the states not only with historic levels of funding but also with unprecedented flexibility to use the funding," Norton said in releasing the Department of the Interior's budget request at a press conference today. "This budget brings good news for every state in its efforts to save special places, enhance recreation, conserve wildlife habitat and endangered species, and protect wetlands."
The 2002 budget proposal of $450 million for LWCF state grants represents an increase of $359.7 million from the $90.3 million appropriated in 2001. From 1965 to 1995, funding for state grants averaged only $112 million per year. Congress did not appropriate funds for state grants from 1996 through 1999. In FY 2001, California received $7.7 million in LWCF money. The proposed grant of $29.18 million in FY 2002 represents a 278.5 percent increase for the state.
Besides historic funding, the Administration budget further proposes to give states flexibility to go beyond traditional recreational land purchase and development projects. Under the Department's proposal, states will be able to use grant funds in 2002 for the benefit of wildlife and habitat; the conservation of endangered and threatened species; and the protection, enhancement, and restoration of wetland ecosystems and other habitats for migratory birds and other fish and wildlife
Thank's for the link Ian.
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