$536,401 in grants aid state wildlife education

Rural services awards money to 65 Arkansas counties

Special to The Commercial

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services has awarded $536,401 in grants to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation in 65 counties, including Southeast Arkansas.

The grants were awarded to 150 schools, school districts and conservation districts, according to a news release.

The grant program is funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission through fines collected from hunting and fishing violations. Only money collected in the county where the violation occurred may be used as grant funds for that county. READ MORE.

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