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MDWFP adopts new grant program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has adopted the Youth Participation Initiative Grant Program.

The grant program has been established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, conservation and safety. Under this program, state agencies, education institutions or non-profit organizations shall be eligible for funding.

Interested parties are urged to consider projects that focus on recruitment, retention or education of youth in the fields of hunting, fishing or conservation. Projects that consider increasing opportunity in the areas of hunting, fishing or conservation or educate youth in any area of safety relating to hunting, fishing or conservation are also encouraged.

Grant applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009. For more information, visit www.mdwfp.com, or by contacting Justin W. Thayer at 601 432-2014 or Justin.Thayer@mdwfp.state.ms.us.

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