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US Fish and Wildlife Service Requests Proposals for 2009 Tribal Wildlife Grants; Three grant writing workshops will be held in California and Nevada

May 1, 2008


Division of Public Affairs
External Affairs
Telephone: 703-358-2220

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fiscal year (FY) 2009 Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG).  The grants provide technical and financial assistance for the development and implementation of efforts that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished. Proposals for the 2009 Tribal Wildlife Grants are due September 2, 2008. For more information (e.g., application kits and related materials) regarding FY 2009 TWG, please visit our Web site at:

More than $34 million has gone to Native American tribes through the Tribal Wildlife Grants program in the past six years, providing funding for 175 conservation projects administered by 133 participating Federally-recognized tribes. The grants have enabled tribes to develop increased management capacity, improve and enhance relationships with partners including State agencies, address cultural and environmental priorities, and heighten interest of tribal students in fisheries, wildlife and related fields of study. Some grants have been awarded to enhance recovery efforts for threatened and endangered species. This year the Yurok Tribe of the Klamath River Reserve in northern California received a $200,000 grant to study the feasibility of reintroducing federally endangered California condors to the Yurok Ancestral Territory.

To assist Tribes in the development of a successful TWG proposal, the Service's California and Nevada regional office will offer three workshops at the locations listed below.  These workshops will provide detailed information on TWG ranking criteria and how to incorporate the criteria into the development of a successful TWG proposal.  Speakers from several other federal agencies will give presentations to detail assistance they can provide tribes in managing natural resources.

Carson City, NV
June 12, 2008
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Western Nevada Agency
1677 Hot Springs Road
Carson City, NV 89706
Start - 8:30 am
End - 4:30 pm

Redding, CA
June 17, 2008
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Northern California Agency
1900 Churn Creek Road, Suite 300
Redding, CA 96002
Start - 8:30 am
End - 4:30 pm

Riverside, CA
June 19, 2008
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Southern California Agency
1451 Research Park Drive, Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
Start - 8:30 am
End - 4:30 pm

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