2020 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 11 - Conservation Education
§ 6-16-1101. Fish and wildlife conservation education

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-16-1101 (2020)
  1. (a) The Rural Services Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, in consultation with the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, shall establish school education programs for fish and wildlife conservation and other purposes consistent with Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 35.

  2. (b) The conservation education programs may include without limitation the study of general fish and wildlife conservation issues, hunter education training, fishing education training, boating education training, wildlife habitat development, Project WILD, and the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program.

  3. (c)

    1. (1) The division shall distribute annually, in the form of direct grants, all grant moneys provided by the commission under § 15-41-209(d) to the school districts or conservation districts, or both, located in the counties in which the offenses occurred.

    2. (2)

      1. (A) A school district or conservation district that wants to apply for a grant under this section shall submit an application on the form prescribed by the division and in accordance with the rules promulgated by the division.

      2. (B) The population of a county or the census of a school district shall not be a factor in determining the eligibility of a school district or conservation district for a grant under this section.

  4. (d) The division shall promulgate rules to administer this section.

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