Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Service Seeks Applications for Tribal Wildlife Grants

May 03, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
May 3, 2010
Contact: David Wooten, 916-414-6576
Scott Flaherty, 916-978-6156

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Applications for Tribal Wildlife Grants    

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today issued a request for grant proposals from federally recognized Tribes for projects that will conserve fish and wildlife resources. The Tribal Wildlife Grants program supports projects on a competitive basis that benefit habitat, fish and wildlife, including species that are not hunted or fished.  This grant request is for Fiscal Year 2011.

In FY 2010, the Tribal Wildlife Grant program awarded more than $7 million to 42 Tribes for projects ranging from comprehensive surveys of plants, fish and wildlife, to habitat and fish restoration, to development of new resource management plans and techniques.  Of this total, more than $2 million went to nine Tribes in California and three in Nevada.  Grant awards and summaries of projects in California and Nevada are available at: http://www.fws.gov/cno/press/release.cfm?rid=55 .

Proposals and grant applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2010.  The maximum award for any one project under this program is $200,000. More information about the Tribal Wildlife Grant Program in California and Nevada is available from the Pacific Southwest Region’s Tribal Partnerships Coordinator, David Wooten, (david_wooten@fws.gov)  To obtain a copy of the grant application kit, please visit http://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican. Additional information about this and other grant programs is available at http://www.grants.gov.

The Tribal Wildlife Grants program began in 2003 and has provided a total of more than $60 million to hundreds of Tribes across the nation, enabling them to develop increased management capacity, improve and enhance relationships with partners, address cultural and environmental priorities and heighten the interest of tribal students in fisheries, wildlife and related fields of study. A comprehensive report on projects awarded between 2003 and 2006 is available at http://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.