Fiscal Year 2008: In FY 2008 (year 4 of 5 year cycle), 26 agencies were funded.
Tasks included the following: collect stratigraphic records for coals resources, collect samples for paleontological dating or chemical characterization, and study the occurrence of coal bed methane and shale gas.
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.