Dis­pen­sa­tion of Sport Fish Restora­tion Grants An­nounced

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U.S. Sec­re­tary of the In­te­rior Ryan Zinke re­cently joined Lieu­tenant Gover­nor of Wis­con­sin Re­becca Kleefisch to an­nounce the dis­burse­ment of Sport Fish Restora­tion and Boat­ing Trust Fund grants. The grants to­tal over $1.1 bil­lion across the United States. Wis­con­sin re­ceived a check for $34,966,603 that will be used to sup­port state fish and wildlife agen­cies for fish­eries re­search, habi­tat im­prove­ment, aquatic ed­u­ca­tion, and fish­ing and boat­ing ac­cess fa­cil­i­ties. The Sport Fish Restora­tion and Boat­ing Trust Fund, also known as Din­gell-johnson grants, is funded from fish­ing li­censes and manufacturers’ ex­cise taxes on sport-fish­ing equip­ment, im­port du­ties on fish­ing tackle, yachts and plea­sure craft, and a por­tion of the gaso­line fuel tax at­trib­ut­able to small engines and mo­tor­boats. The grants, which are dis­trib­uted to states on a yearly ba­sis via a for­mula, must be used by the re­ceiv­ing states’ fish and game de­part­ments, and re­quire a match of 25 per­cent non­fed­eral sources. Other sim­i­lar grant an­nounce­ments were also made in the states of Florida, Colorado and Ohio.

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