The Wildlife Restoration Program, which is also known as the Pittman-Roberson Act of 1937, awards grants that fund projects that restore, select, improve and rehabilitate areas of water and land to be utilized for resting, breeding and feeding areas for wildlife species, making this program very important to the future of the wildlife populations found throughout the nation. The funding for these grants comes from an 11% tax on firearms, ammunition, bows, quivers, broadhead arrows and points, 10% tax on handguns, revolvers an pistols and $.43 on arrow shafts plus interest earned on the Wildlife Restoration Fund. This type of funding makes this program one that is used and funded by the same people.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the administration of the Wildlife Restoration Program grants that are awarded to agencies throughout the nation, such as the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. In 2009, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks was awarded one Wildlife Restoration Program grant. This grant is the Kansas Federal Reservoir Public Lands Operation and Maintenance Grant.
The Kansas Federal Reservoir Public Lands Operation and Maintenance Grant is $730,976.25 and extends from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. This grant, which is funded by the Wildlife Restoration Program, provides funding for maintaining and improving wildlife habitats and maintaining stable wildlife populations throughout the state as well as maintaining facilities so that they remain sanitary and safe on a total of sixteen areas throughout Kansas. This grant can prove valuable for the future of the wildlife population in the state of Kansas by these maintenance projects that are related to these populations.
The Wildlife Restoration Program, which is responsible for funding many grants, enable a cycle to be complete, a cycle that begins and ends with the user of the facility that received the grant. This grant is used for many projects that are in place to improve public use, wildlife resource access and wildlife management programs funded by the Wildlife Restoration Program and the funds are calculated using an apportionment formula which includes taxes, land area and number of paid license hunters of each state that apply for these funds. These grants are disbursed to the states and insular areas on a reimbursement basis of up to 75% for the states and up to 100% for insular areas of America and with conserving the wildlife species and their habitats for many years to come.
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