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February 20, 2013
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Application accepted for recreation grants

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments to distribute up to$900,000 for Fishing is Fun program grant.

Matching grants are available in 2013 for projects in Colorado that benefit fishing.

The grant program is partially funded by federal excise taxes on the sale of fishing equipment and comes to Colorado through the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2012, marking the initial passage of the Pittman-Robertson Act in 1937.

Projects to improve angler access, fish habitat and angling conditions can receive matching funding from the Fishing Is Fun grant program.The deadline to apply for the 2013 Fishing Is Fun funding cycle is Friday, March 1. Complete details on the Fishing Is Fun grant program are available on-line at

More information on the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program is available at

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