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Arizona Heritage Grants return with new, simplified processes

From Arizona Game and Fish Department

-- Arizona’s popular Heritage grants program returns after a one-year hiatus with new, simplified processes following a comprehensive revision to application, eligibility, scoring, award notification and close-out processes.  

“The revamped the Heritage Fund grants program makes it easier to apply for a grant and to get more school children, teachers, administrators and parents involved in Heritage-related wildlife activities through Arizona,” according to Marty Herrera, Heritage Fund administrator.

In 1990 Arizona voters seeking further conservation efforts in the state, established the Heritage Fund to protect endangered species, educate children about wildlife, help urban residents better coexist with wildlife, and create opportunities for outdoor recreation. More than $12 million in grants has been awarded to communities since the fund began.

Informational workshops on the new process will be held:

* Aug. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flagstaff regional Game and Fish office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff.
* Aug. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pinetop regional Game and Fish office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
* Aug. 22 at Game and Fish headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix. Choose one of two sessions: 1 to 3 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
* Aug. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Yuma regional Game and Fish office, 9140 E. 28th St., Yuma.
* Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tucson regional Game and Fish office, 555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson.

Call Heritage Grants Coordinator Robyn Beck at (623) 236-7530 to attend a workshop. More information on the grants and application forms can be found at www.azgfd.gov/heritage.

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