PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's U.S. senators have announced over $2.2 million in federal funding for two organizations that focus on coastal management and research.
The state's Coastal Resources Management Council is getting a $1.3 million grant to help administer a program that officials say balances the economic, environmental and recreational demands on coastal areas.
The Rhode Island Sea Grant will receive $975,000 through the Sea Grant College Program to help with its efforts on coastal and ocean planning, climate change, fisheries and other research. Rhode Island Sea Grant is a federal-state partnership based at the University of Rhode Island.
Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced the funding on Tuesday.
Both grants are being administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.