Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

$3 Million in Grants Available to Help Protect, Restore, and Enhance Special Status Species and Their Habitats

Sep 27, 2010

Contact:  Caroline Prose 916-414-6575

$3 Million in Grants Available to Help Protect, Restore, and Enhance
Special Status Species and Their Habitats
Opportunities Focus on Species in the Central Valley of California

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are announcing the availability of $3 million in grants between now and Nov. 15. These are funded by the Fiscal Year 2011 Central Valley Project Conservation Program and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program. A main objective of these two programs is to improve conditions for federally imperiled species and their habitats impacted by the Central Valley Project. Operated by Reclamation, the Central Valley Project is one of the world’s largest water storage and transport systems.

The grants continue 16 years of funding projects.  This year four categories of projects will be funded: land acquisition (fee title and conservation easement); habitat restoration; research; and captive breeding/management/outreach. 

The CVPCP and CVPIA HRP have established more than 20 priority actions related to CVP impacted species, their habitats, and corresponding geographic areas.  Each of these priority actions are supported by a threatened or endangered species recovery plan that provides strategy and guidance as to how the imperiled species can be restored to a healthy, viable status. Applicants are requested to submit proposals on these priority actions.

The grant programs are open to federal, state, and local agencies; private profit and non-profit organizations; and individuals. Applications for the grants will close November 15, 2010. 

Requirements for submitting a proposal, as well as background information on the programs, are found at

More specific information for applicants is available in the funding opportunity application:;jsessionid=hLyXMcFYG9RsQ0l9yW8QkJsbG1tPkTFrNpQGx8BTP2rw2BFp8BhV!-1941321387?oppId=58166&mode=VIEW

Additional information about the CVPCP and HRP can be found at:

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