U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program

Tribal Landowner Incentive Grant Program - Overview

A percentage of the Land and Water Conservation funds made available for the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) are distributed to Federally recognized tribal governments through a competitive grant program.

These funds may be used for projects to “provide for the protection, restoration and management of habitat to benefit species at risk, including Federally-listed endangered or threatened species, as well as proposed or candidate species.” Funds can be used for salaries, equipment, consultant services, subcontracts, acquisitions and travel. Proposals are evaluated by their Resource Benefit, Performance Measures, Work Plan, Budget, Capacity Building and their Partnerships and Contributions.

Learn more about Tribal Landowner Incentive Grant Program accomplishments.

Source of Funds
Funding for this grant program is not expected to be available during FY 2008. Previously funding was provided through an annual appropriation from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, revenues are derived from Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas royalties. Grant funds were distributed annually through a competitive application process.

Grant funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis to Federally recognized tribal governments for approved grants for up to 75% of the project costs.

See the Liaison Contact List for the name of your Service Regional Native American Liaison.Or contact the Office of the Native American Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1849 C Street, Mail Stop 3012 MIB, Washington, DC 20240, e-mail address: pat_durham@fws.gov.