The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced a 2022 Recovery Implementation funding opportunity to support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. The ESA conveys the importance of recovery plans as a central organizing tool for guiding each species’ recovery process by requiring their development for every listed species.
Donor Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Country: United States
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/01/2022
Size of the Grant: $2,000,000
Recovery plans establish an overall recovery vision that, among other things:
- Defines the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are no longer needed,
- Identifies and prioritizes the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery,
- Provides the public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species, and the ability to measure success and resources needs, and
- Aids the Service in working with others to improve the status for imperiled species.
Proposals will be prioritized based on the following:
- Enhance partnerships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners, other Federal agencies, and others,
- Leverage resources and authorities with those of our partners, and
- Highest priority will be given to projects that develop and implement management actions designed to have a direct impact on recovery of listed species (e.g., reduce or eliminate threats).
- Estimated Total Funding: $14,000,000
- Maximum Award: $2,000,000
- Minimum Award: $1,000
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
- For profit organization other than small businesses
- Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the biology of the involved endangered or threatened species and their ecosystem, including preferably having worked with the species and holding a currently valid Endangered Species Act permit, issued by the Service, authorizing them to work with these species (or that have previously held a permit to do so). If funding is awarded, applicants that do not currently hold a valid permit for the proposed activity may need to apply for and obtain a Service permit before beginning the proposed activity.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.