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Grants | Overview
Because more than half of all species currently listed as endangered or threatened spend at least part of their life cycle on privately owned lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recognizes that success in conserving species will ultimately depend on working cooperatively with landowners, communities, and tribes to foster voluntary stewardship efforts on private lands. States play a key role in catalyzing these efforts.
A variety of tools are available under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to help States and landowners plan and implement projects to conserve species. One of the tools, the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (section 6 of the ESA) provides grants to States and Territories to participate in a wide array of voluntary conservation projects for candidate, proposed, and listed species. The program provides funding to states and territories for species and habitat conservation actions on non-federal lands. States and territories must contribute a minimum non-federal match of 25 percent of the estimated program costs of approved projects, or 10 percent when two or more States or Territories implement a joint project. A state or territory must currently have, or enter into, a cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Interior to receive grants. Most states and territories have entered into these agreements for both plant and animal species.
To learn more, download the Grants fact sheet [9/2014].
View information about current Endangered Species grant programs.
Find out how to apply for a grant.
Access the full library of documents related to grants.
Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grants
Service Invites Submissions for Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grants
The Service is inviting eligible states and Native American tribes to apply for demonstration projects intended to reduce and address the impact of wolves on livestock operations. The agency will award approximately $900,000 in two categories: Prevention Grants that assist livestock producers in undertaking proactive, non-lethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by wolves, and Compensation Grants that reimburse livestock producers for livestock losses caused by wolves. The Service is accepting grant proposals for FY 2015 funding through July 15, 2015.
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund/Section 6 Grants
FY 2015 Request for Proposals
The Service is accepting grant proposals for FY 2015 funding from October 30, 2014 to January 23, 2015.
View the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program Toolkit (forms and compliance requirements for receiving federal grants)
Access the archive of section 6 grants information
Learn about other Service grant programs
FY 2014 Awards
The Service announcemed awards for FY 2014 on September 9, 2014.
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