Sign Bipartisan FY21 TRIO Funding Letter

We invite you to join us in signing the bipartisan letter below encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to include a significant increase in funding for Federal TRIO Programs.

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Support State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program

Please join us in supporting the highest level of funding possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program in fiscal year 2021. This program is the nation’s core program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. The STWG
program provides states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribes with important funding to implement wildlife conservation actions needed to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered and to help recover those already listed. The program is
working to recover over 12,000 species identified by the states as Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

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Support the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) is a long-standing program that has been immensely effective in leveraging non-federal funds to protect, restore, and manage wetland habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. NAWCA provides federal
cost-share funding to support the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

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Support Our Oceans and Great Lakes: Support the IOOS Program

Please join us in signing the attached letter urging the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee to sustain funding for the national network of regional systems under the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) within the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service in the FY21 appropriations bill. The letter specifically requests $45.25 million for the U.S. IOOS Program Office, including for the development of integrated data management systems, coordination
of the federal and regional systems, and system innovation. The FY2020 enacted level was $39 million.

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