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Dingell, Young Introduce Legislation for Long-Term Reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Washington, October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant maker, through fiscal year 2024. As a Congressionally-chartered corporation, NFWF supplements federal conservation efforts through public-private partnerships and competitive grant programs for innovative and proven conservation projects across the country.

“Since its establishment 35 years ago, NFWF has played a key role in promoting innovative conservation programs and protecting Michigan’s iconic species and environment,” said Congresswoman Dingell. “This strong, bipartisan program has a track record of success and will continue to play a vital role in safeguarding our environmental legacy. I would like to thank my friend, Congressman Don Young, in partnering on this important initiative, and look forward to working together to advance this legislation without delay.”

“The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has been a strong and valued partner for Alaska since its creation,” said Congressman Don Young. “I am proud to partner with my good friend Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to ensure that the Foundation is able to continue its critical work well into the future. I look forward to working with my friends on both sides of the aisle on the Natural Resources Committee to move this important legislation to the Floor.”

Since its founding in 1984, NFWF has provided more than 17,250 grants to all 50 states and territories to protect and restore America’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Financial commitments since its establishment are over $5.3 billion, and NFWF has awarded grants to all 50 states in order to fulfill its mission to “further the conservation and management of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources of the United States, and its territories and possessions, for present and future generations of Americans.”

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