Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced over $2.6 million in grants to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the South Carolina Budget & Control Board.
The SCDNR grants include:
- $1,814,940 to assess and identify high priority commercial and recreational fisheries management research needs. This will include a study of the habitats upon which those fisheries depend as well as implementing cooperative research/monitoring projects that address those needs.
- $441,985 grant to assist in the marking and recapturing of red drum in coastal South Carolina.
The Budget and Control Board will receive:
- $441,707 grant to help counties continue their multi-year statewide mapping and Land Information System (LIS) in the state.
The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.