Prescott Grant Program Award Summary for Fiscal Year 2021

For fiscal year 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) awarded 13 competitive Prescott Grants totaling $1,100,714 to nine conservation organizations and state agencies. The Prescott Grant Program helps foster the Service’s relationship with partners who are closest to the resources (e.g., state agencies, Tribes, local communities, aquaria, researchers, and authorized rescue and rehabilitation networks) by providing needed support for their response efforts.

The tables below, organized by geographic region, list the applicant name, project title, and funding amount awarded for fiscal year 2021.

South Atlantic-Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

FEDERAL FUNDING

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Supporting the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership Through Increased Capacity for Second Stage Manatee Rehabilitation $95,000
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Enhance Capability to Meet Future Post-Release Manatee Monitoring Demands $93,883
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission #1 Enhanced Manatee Stranding Support for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission East Central Field Laboratory $94,970
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission #2 Enhanced Manatee Stranding Support for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission Southeast Field Laboratory $94,970
Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc Replace Mobile Crane for Managing West Indian Manatees at David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center, ZooTampa at Lowry Park $95,000
Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (Dauphin Island Sea Lab) Stranding Response for Manatees in the Northern Gulf of Mexico $44,881
Red Caribeña de Varamientos (Caribbean Stranding Network) Improve and expand rehabilitation facilities, sample collection and archiving, and post-release monitoring of Antillean manatees in Puerto Rico $95,000

California

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

FEDERAL FUNDING

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Support for Necropsies of Southern Sea Otters

$80,815

Marine Mammal Center

Enhancing Capacity for Southern Sea Otter Response and Rehabilitation

$95,000

Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation

Supporting Southern Sea Otter Rehabilitation and Recovery Efforts

$95,000

Pacific Northwest

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

FEDERAL FUNDING

State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sea Otter Stranding Response in Washington State $53,032

Alaska

APPLICANT

PROJECT TITLE

FEDERAL FUNDING

Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services Analysis and Publication of the Cause of Death in Stranded Northern Sea Otters in Alaska between 2013- 2015 $68,171
Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science Live Stranding Response and Monitoring of Northern Sea Otters and Walrus in Alaska $94,992

 

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