[Federal Register: November 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 211)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Fiscal Year 2006 Tribal Wildlife Grants; Request for Grant 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for proposals.


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are soliciting 
project proposals for Federal assistance under the Tribal Wildlife 
Grants program (TWG). The Department of the Interior and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 authorized an 
appropriation of $68,174,000 (subject to potential rescission to meet 
other important national priorities) for wildlife conservation grants 
to States and to the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Tribes 
under provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and the Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act, for the development and implementation of 
programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat, including 
species that are not hunted or fished. The Act further specified that 
the Service use $5,971,000 of the funds for a competitive grant program 
available to federally recognized Indian Tribes. This allows the 
Secretary, through the Director of the Service, to manage a separate 
Tribal grant program not subject to the provisions of the formula-based 
State Wildlife Grants program, or other requirements of the State 
Wildlife Grants portion of Public Law 107-63.

DATES: Project proposals must be postmarked by January 31, 2006 and 
submitted to the appropriate Regional Office (see Table 1 in 

ADDRESSES: For information regarding collection requirements and 
application kit, applicants should contact the Native American Liaison 
in the Service's Regional Office for the State in which the proposed 
project would occur. The contact information for each Regional Office 
is listed in Table 1 below. Information on the TWG is also available 
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Native American 
Liaison, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3251, Washington, DC 20240, fax 
(202) 501-3524 and electronically at http://grants.fws.gov/tribal.html.

    Send your project proposal to the Service's Regional Office for the 
State in which the proposed project would occur (see Table 1 under this 
section). You must submit one original and two copies of the complete 
proposal. We will not accept facsimile project proposals.

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                     Table 1.--Where To Send Project Proposals and List of Regional Contacts
                           States where the project     Where to send your     Regional Native American liaison
      Service region              will occur             project propsal               and phone number
Region 1.................  Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon,    Regional Director; U.S.  Scott L. Aikin
                            Washington, Nevada, and   Fish and Wildlife       (503) 231-6123
                            California.               Service, Eastside
                                                      Federal Complex, 911
                                                      NE., 11th Avenue,
                                                      Portland, OR 97232-
Region 2.................  Arizona, New Mexico,      Regional Director; U.S.  John Antonio
                            Oklahoma, and Texas.      Fish and Wildlife       (505) 245-6810
                                                      Service, 500 Gold
                                                      Avenue, SW., P.O. Box
                                                      1306, Albuquerque, NM
Region 3.................  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  Regional Director; U.S.  John Leonard
                            Michigan, Minnesota,      Fish and Wildlife       (612) 713-5108
                            Missouri, Ohio, and       Service, 1 Federal
                            Wisconsin.                Drive, Fort Snelling,
                                                      MN 55111-4080.
Region 4.................  Alabama, Arkansas,        Regional Director; U.S.  Kyla Hastie
                            Florida, Georgia,         Fish and Wildlife       (404) 679-7133
                            Kentucky, Louisiana,      Service, 1875 Century
                            Mississippi, North        Blvd., Rm. 410,
                            Carolina, South           Atlanta, GA 30345.
                            Carolina, and Tennessee.
Region 5.................  Connecticut, Delaware,    Regional Director; U.S.  D.J. Monette
                            District of Columbia,     Fish and Wildlife       (413) 253-8662
                            Maine, Maryland,          Service, 300 Westgate
                            Massachusetts, New        Center Drive, Hadley,
                            Hampshire, New Jersey,    MA 01035-9589.
                            New York, Pennsylvania,
                            Rhode Island, Vermont,
                            Virginia, and West
Region 6.................  Colorado, Kansas,         Regional Director; U.S.  David Redhorse
                            Montana, Nebraska,        Fish and Wildlife       (303) 236-4575
                            North Dakota, South       Service, 134 Union
                            Dakota, Utah, and         Boulevard, Suite 400,
                            Wyoming.                  Lakewood, CO 80228.
Region 7.................  Alaska..................  Regional Director; U.S.  Sue Detwiler
                                                      Fish and Wildlife       (907) 786-3868
                                                      Service, 1011 East
                                                      Tudor Road, Anchorage,
                                                      AK 99503-6199.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact the 
Native American Liaison in the appropriate Regional Office (see Table 1 
under ADDRESSES) or Patrick Durham, Office of the Native American 
Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1849 C Street, Mail Stop 3012 
MIB, Washington, DC 20240 (202)208-4133.
    Request for Proposals: The Service invites submission of grant 
proposals from federally recognized Indian tribal governments 
(including Alaska Native Villages) for the development and 
implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their 
habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished. This program 
supports the efforts of federally recognized Tribal governments in 
projects that develop or augment the capacity to manage, conserve, or 
protect fish and wildlife resources through the provision of funding 
and technical support.
    For complete application guidelines, please refer to http://www.fws.gov/grnts/tribal.html
 of contact the Native American Liaison in 

your Fish and Wildlife Service Region (see Table 1 in ADDRESSES). The 
Application Kit outlines program requirements, selection criteria, and 
award procedures.

    Dated: October 24, 2005.
Paul Hoffman,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 05-21691 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]