County Fish and Wildlife Committee Accepting Grant Applications

Martinez, CA – The Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee is now accepting applications from individuals and groups interested in enhancing the fish and wildlife resources of the County.

Grant applications must be received by January 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Application materials may be obtained on the Fish and Wildlife Committee website or by contacting Maureen Parkes of the Contra Costa County Conservation and Development Department by phone: 925-674-7831, fax: 925-674-7250 or e-mail: maureen.parkes@dcd.cccounty.us.

The Fish and Wildlife Committee strongly encourages applications related to improving habitat, public education, scientific research, and in addition, as a new additional focus for 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Committee wishes to fund high value, low-cost public education projects related to the scientific principles of fish and wildlife conservation in the County.

The Fish and Wildlife Committee generally does not recommend funding for operating costs and overhead, such as benefits or utilities, or on-going staff support for an organization. Further, projects awarded monies from the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund must meet the requirements of Section 13103 of the Fish and Game Code. Funding for the grant program is generated from fines for violations of the Fish and Game Code and Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors receives the committee’s recommendations and holds final decision-making authority over the awarding of grants.

During the 2012/2013 grant cycle a total of $50,645 was awarded to 10 projects. The awards ranged from $1,060 to $10,000. A copy of the 2013/2014 grant application packet is available by clicking here.

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