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Federally Recognized Tribes in Alaska to Receive More than $500,000 to Support Fish and Wildlife Conservation Work

April 11, 2016


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

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced that more than $500,000 will be distributed in fiscal year 2016 among four of Alaska’s federally recognized tribes through the Tribal Wildlife Grants program.

The following tribes and projects will receive funding:

  • Native Village of Buckland, $200,000 for beluga management and youth education
  • Hydaburg Cooperative Association, $136,935 for a Prince of Wales Island wolf population study
  • Native Village of Napaimute, $75,114 for an in-season fisheries assessment
  • Chickaloon Native Village, $179,574 for phase 1 of a Matanuska Watershed juvenile salmon research project

Currently, there are seven active projects in Alaska funded through the Tribal Wildlife Grant program. Grants are awarded under a competitive process to federally recognized tribes only.  Tribal Wildlife Grants are used to provide technical and financial assistance to Tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife and their habitat.

 A total of 104 Tribal Wildlife Grant proposals were submitted to the Service by federally recognized Indian Tribes this year requesting approximately $17.4 million.  Nationally, the Service was able to award 29 grants, totaling $4,980,046.

For a list of projects in Alaska that have been funded through the Tribal Wildlife Grant program, visit:

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2017 will be announced May 2, 2016 with proposals due the fall of 2017.  For more information, visit:

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