Grants Awarded From The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act
Multiple fish and wildlife species and recreational boaters in 21 states will benefit from more than $13.7 million in grants awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program. With more than $764,000 going to the Midwest Region, the CVA program helps U.S. states and territories maintain clean and healthy waters. Four states in the Midwest Region will receive awards including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan. Indiana – Coastal $87,085 and Inland $329,940 – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management plans to construct or renovate both inland and coastal pumpouts with partners applying through their application system. Funding for operation and maintenance of existing pumpouts for boaters will continue. In addition, Indiana DNR will educate and inform boaters through the use of social media, online pumpout station maps and update existing publications. http://www.fws/gov
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