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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014-2015 Youth Participation Initiative Program Announced

Jackson - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the Youth Participation Initiative (YPI) will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2014. The YPI Program was established to provide funding for educating and recruiting youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, and natural resource conservation.  During 2013-2014, the YPI Program provided a total of $164,956 to help fund 19 projects across Mississippi.   


State agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for YPI funding.  Interested groups are urged to consider projects that focus on recruitment, retention, and/or education of youth in the fields of hunting, fishing, or conservation.  Projects that address increasing opportunity in the areas of hunting, fishing, or conservation or educate youth in any area of safety relating to hunting, fishing, or conservation are also encouraged.  Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2014.


For more information regarding recreational opportunities for youth, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/education-outreach or call us at (601) 432-2400. 

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