President’s Column – Thanks + Funding Opportunity
By Jenifer Wisniewski, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Well, if you haven’t tuned into the ACI Awards show yet, you are missing out on a fantastic production. Thank you, Blake Podhajsky for the blood, sweat and tears you put into that. Likewise to everyone else who worked on it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out! Congratulations to all the award winners, especially this year’s Spirit of ACI Award recipient, Aaron Meier from Nevada.
There are some new opportunities for ACI states to receive funding for doing marketing. Through AFWA’s multistate grant program, ACI applied for 3 grants totaling over $700,000. There are 3 grants that you need to be aware of:
- R3 through Marketing – $50,000 available to each of 5 states;
- Email Best Practices – $15,000 available to each of 8 states;
- Locovore Workshops – 2 free in-person workshops for anyone to attend and improvements to Locovore.guide.
I would especially like to say thank you to our new ACI Multistate Grants Committee members: Sara DiRienzo (Wyoming), Darrin Hill (Oklahoma), Tristanna Bickford (New Mexico), Lacey Creech (Georgia) and Paul Bejunas (Connecticut).
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