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Outdoor Industry Applauds Biden Administration Proposal to Expand Funding for Great American Outdoors Act Projects

June 7, 2021

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Ryan Taylor

BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today applauded the Departments of Interior and Agriculture’s Fiscal Year 2022 proposal to allocate $2.8 billion in funding for projects authorized in the Great American Outdoors Act.

“America’s public lands and waters are a key part of the lives of millions of Americans by serving as a place that boosts mental and physical health, creates good-paying jobs, and brings economic opportunity to communities across the country,” said Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of Outdoor Industry Association. “By providing an additional $2.8 billion in funding for the important conservation programs outlined in the historic Great American Outdoors Act, Secretary Haaland and Secretary Vilsack’s proposal would help meet the ambitious goals in President Biden’s America the Beautiful plan and ensure these outdoor spaces can continue to be accessible for all for generations to come. The outdoor industry applauds the administration’s continued commitment to outdoor recreation and business and the conservation efforts that will protect our public lands. We look forward to working with Congress to ensure this funding is secured.”


About the Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves 1,200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit