Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

$2.2 Million in Grants Available to Help Protect, Restore, and Enhance Special Status Species and Their Habitat

Jul 10, 2012

Contact:  Caroline Prose (916) 414-6575

$2.2 Million in Grants Available to Help Protect, Restore, and Enhance Special Status Species and Their Habitat

Opportunities Focus on Imperiled Species in the Central Valley of California

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today announced the availability of over $2.2 million in grants to improve conditions for federally- imperiled species and their habitats impacted by the Central Valley Project (CVP). 

The grants are funded by the Fiscal Year 2013 Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program (CVPIA HRP).  Operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, the CVP is one of the world’s largest water storage and transport systems.

The CVPCP and CVPIA HRP have established 21 priority actions related to CVP-impacted species, their habitats, and corresponding geographic areas.  Each of these priority actions is supported by a threatened or endangered species recovery plan that provides strategies and guidance as to how the imperiled species could be restored to a healthy and viable status.  Applicants are requested to submit proposals that support these priority actions.

The 2012 grants continue 18 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.

State or local government agencies, private non-profit or profit organizations, individuals, and educational institutions are eligible to apply for grants.  Applications for grants will close on October 5, 2012. Instructions for submitting a proposal, as well as background information on the programs, are found at www.grants.gov in the Funding Opportunity Application (FOA).  Applicants may search for the FOA by the Funding Opportunity Number which is R13FA20001. 

Additional information about the CVPCP and HRP can be found at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpcp/

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