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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 total program costs, 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 these grants. Most states and territories have entered into these agreements for both plant and animal species. This information is posted in accordance with OMB Control Number 1018-0109.
FY 2014 Request for ProposalsThe Service is accepting grant proposals for FY 2014 funding from January 8, 2014 to March 14, 2014.
Read the news bulletin See the full text of the program announcement—request for proposals and application information
Federal Aid Tool Kit for forms and compliance requirements for receiving federal grants Read the Director's Memorandum Regarding Prescribed Burning Off-Service Lands archive of section 6 grants information Learn about other Service grant programs Contact us for additional information.
FY 2013 AwardsAwards for Fiscal Year 2013 announced July 9, 2013.
Read the news release View the full list of awards
To learn more, download the Grants fact sheet. [471KB]
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 Awards
The Service today announced $850,000 in grants under the Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program. Grants will be distributed to the states of Arizona, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and to the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
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 $850,000 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.
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