Jackson - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the Youth Participation Initiative (YPI) Program will be accepting applications beginning July 1, 2012, from organizations interested in increasing youth involvement in the great outdoors.
The YPI Program was established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, conservation, and safety. During 2011, the YPI Program provided a total of $177,375.00 to help fund 22 projects across Mississippi.
Under this program, state agencies, education institutions, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Interested parties are urged to consider projects that focus on recruitment, retention, and/or education of youth in the fields of hunting, fishing, or conservation. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2012.
For more information regarding the YPI Program, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/education-outreach/youth/youth-participation-initiative-grants.aspx
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