Congressman Faleomavaega today announced that American Samoa has been awarded $153,004 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for a State Wildlife Grant.
“The State Wildlife Grant Program was authorized through the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2003,” the Congressman explained. “The Program awards grants to assist in the development and implementation of programs that benefit wildlife, including species not fished or hunted, and their habitats. Eligibility for State Wildlife Grant funds requires that a Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan or Strategy be completed by October 1, 2005.”
“The State Wildlife Grant Program is an excellent opportunity to educate ourselves with regard to our wildlife,” the Congressman said. “It will also assist in developing and implementing conservation methods to aid the preservation of our native lands and wildlife,” the Congressman concluded.