News Release

May 2, 2014

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

Media Contacts:
Barbara Behan, (503) 231-2066

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe, 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.
 
Proposals and grant applications must be postmarked by September 2, 2014. The maximum award for any one project under this program is $200,000.  For more information and to obtain a copy of the grant application kit, or to find a regional Tribal grants contact, please visit http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ea/tribal/.
 
The Tribal Wildlife Grants program began in 2003 and has provided a total of more than $64 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.   Previously funded Tribal Wildlife Grant projects range from comprehensive surveys of plants, fish and wildlife, to habitat and fish restoration, to development of new resource management plans and techniques. The
 
In FY 2013, 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.  A comprehensive report on projects awarded between 2003 and 2006 is available at http://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican/.