Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
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Funding - State Conservation Assistance


Conservation Grants to States (Traditional Section 6)

Purpose - Provide financial assistance to States to participate in a wide array of voluntary conservation projects for candidate, proposed, or listed species under the Endangered Species Act.

Eligibility - States with whom the USFWS has a current cooperative agreement and, through those States, private landowners, communities and local governments.

Area - Statewide/Nationwide

Typical Projects - Inventories, monitoring, radio telemetry, captive breeding, relocation efforts and surveys.

Financial Information - All applicants must partner with the Washington Department of Natural Resources or the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Cost share requirements range from 25% for single states to 10% if two or more states implement a joint project.

Contact - Ted Thomas, 360-753-4327

For more information on conservation grants to States, go to http://endangered.fws.gov/grants


Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance

Purpose - Provide financial assistance for the development of Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) that provide conservation for imperiled species and regulatory certainty for land management activities.

Eligibility - Individuals or groups developing HCPs may apply for funds. All applicants must partner with the Washington Department of Natural Resources or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Area - Statewide/Nationwide

Typical Projects - Planning and development of Habitat Conservation Plans that will be used in support of obtaining a federal incidental take permit.

Financial Information - Proposals compete nationally. Non-federal cost share of 25% minimum or10% if two or more States support a joint project is required. Technical assistance is available.

Contact - Joanne Stellini, 360-753-4323

For more information on HCP planning assistance, go to:  http://endangered.fws.gov/grants.


Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition

Purpose - Protect threatened or endangered species habitats to complement conservation benefits of associated HCPs.

Eligibility - Individuals or groups interested in securing land for endangered, threatened, proposed, or candidate species may apply for funds. All applicants must partner with the Washington Department of Natural Resources or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Area - Statewide/Nationwide

Typical Projects - Purchase of lands from willing sellers to expand the conservation benefits of approved HCPs and support threatened or endangered species.

Financial Information - Minimum 25% non-federal cost share required (cash or in-kind). More than the minimum cost share increases a proposal's competitiveness.

Contact - Joanne Stellini, 360-753-4323

For more information on HCP land acquisition, go to:  http://endangered.fws.gov/grants.

See http://wdfw.wa.gov/grants/section6/index.html for Washington State information associated with this grant program.


Last updated: June 26, 2013
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