The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking applications for its 2024 Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Traditional Conservation Grants Program (Region 4).
Donor Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: More than $1 million
Grant Duration: 3 Years
The principal objective of the Traditional Conservation Grant Program is to support the development and implementation of States’ programs to conserve and recover threatened and endangered species under the Service’s jurisdiction. Financial assistance, provided in the form of competitive grants, can be used to support projects that have direct benefits for federally listed species, candidate and at-risk species, and recently delisted species. States may apply for funding to conduct conservation work on federally listed resident species that are included in the State’s cooperative agreement.
For the purposes of this Notice of Funding Opportunity, they are considering certain “atrisk” species in addition to Candidate Species:
- those species that are the subject of a positive 90-day finding,
- species that are the subject of a positive 12-month finding but not yet the subject of a proposed rule,
- species that are subject of a proposed listing rule but not a final rule, and
- species included on the National Listing Workplan.
Projects proposed for funding may involve management, research, monitoring, and outreach activities or any combination thereof. Applications should include clear and specific information about how the proposed work would contribute to species recovery or prevent the need to list a species under the ESA. Successful applications will be those that clearly demonstrate a direct benefit to the species or its habitat.
The primary goal of this program is to implement high-priority recovery actions for ESA-listed species by funding eligible activities that will have a direct impact on species recovery, prevent the extinction of listed species, or prevent the need to list at-risk species under the ESA.
- Estimated Total Funding: $3,371,354
- Maximum Award: $3,371,354
- Minimum Award: $1,000
The maximum period of performance (PoP) for a grant awarded through this notice is three years from the effective date established at the time of grant approval or the date of award obligation, whichever is earlier.
Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Introduction of species into suitable habitats within their historic range
- Enhancement or restoration of habitat
- Surveys and inventories of habitats
- Species status surveys
- Propagation of animals and plants
- Research such as genetic analysis to determine genetic health and population structure
- Public education and outreach tools such as website development or coordination workshops with local landowners to address a specific threat to a species
- Monitoring of candidate, at-risk, and recently recovered species
For more information, visit Grants.gov.