Grants available in CT to cut invasive species

Grants available in CT to cut invasive species

Photo Credit: MGN Online
Photo Credit: MGN Online

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials say $150,000 in grants is available to municipalities to manage and reduce invasive species in the state’s inland waters.

Money from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will fund feasibility studies for the control of aquatic invasive species populations.

Grants will range from $2,500 to $50,000. The agency says requests for larger grants may be considered, but only for proposals it says are exceptional and well-justified.

The state grant program is intended to cover half the costs of projects. Applicants must finance the other half.

Only municipalities are eligible to receive grants as part of the program. Conservation and local interest groups may develop proposals with municipalities but the municipality in which the project water body is located must apply for the money.

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