Financial Assistance Home

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issues financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreement awards to commercial organizations, foreign entities, Indian tribal governments, individuals, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.

Policy and Oversight


Programs and Funding Opportunities

For information on Service officials’ responsibilities for grant and cooperative agreement award administration, policy, oversight, systems, and training, see Service policy 515 FW 1.

For questions related to Service financial assistance policy and oversight, contact us at Please do not submit applications for financial assistance to this email address.



The Service administers a wide variety of financial assistance programs that are authorized by Congress and address the Service’s mission.

For more information on the Service’s financial assistance programs, visit our Programs page. To search for Service funding opportunities and apply for Federal financial assistance, go to the official United States government financial assistance portal,, at



Last updated: July 8, 2015