SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced Massachusetts will receive $11.5 million for conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

WWLP-TV reports the funding was announced Tuesday in the department’s annual list of apportionments of Wildlife Restoration Program funds. The state is receiving $3.5 million in Sport Fish Restoration funds and $7.9 million in Wildlife Restoration funds.

The money comes from the $1.1 billion generated from taxes applied to hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries.

Information from: WWLP-TV, http://www.wwlp.com