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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States and Tribes for Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grants

April 24, 2014

Contacts:

Gavin Shire, 703-358-2649, gavin_shire@fws.gov



The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from eligible states and Native American tribes for demonstration projects intended to reduce and address the impact of wolves on livestock operations. There are two categories of grants: (1) 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 (2) Compensation Grants that reimburse livestock producers for livestock losses caused by wolves.

The Service has approximately $900,000 available. Grant amounts will be contingent upon the quality and number of proposals received. Projects must include a 50 percent non-federal cost share, which may be in the form of cash or a third-party, in-kind contribution, such as volunteer efforts or donations of goods or services. Qualifying livestock includes cattle, swine, horses, mules, sheep, goats, livestock guard animals and other domestic animals. The deadline to submit proposals is June 13, 2014.

Project proposals must include a narrative description of the project, a budget indicating how the funding will be used and how each state/tribe is contributing, and Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424).

For more information about these grants and the application requirements, contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Program, Division of Restoration and Recovery, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203, or call (703) 358-2171. The Endangered Species Conservation Wolf-Livestock Loss Compensation and Prevention Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 15.666. Information collection associated with this program is done in accordance with OMB Information Collection Number: 1018-0154.

To learn more about this grant opportunity and others offered through the Service’s Endangered Species program, visit: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/index.html.


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