Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program


The Feral Swine Pilot Program will allow NRCS and APHIS to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture; native ecosystems; and human and animal health in selected pilot areas.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2021 There are two rounds of pilot projects in this program. Round 1 consists of 20 projects and Round 2 has 14 projects, totaling 34 projects across 12 states. These 34 projects were selected for funding and are supported by 22 grants with the selected partners. As of June 18, 2021, the Round 1 projects have assisted over 750 landowners on almost 1.3 million acres in the removal of feral swine. Each project is participating in the National Landowner Damage Assessment Survey which aims to provide better estimates and tracking of the damage caused by feral swine in the project areas. Examples of project activities accomplished in the first year include creating websites for reporting feral swine sightings and damages, trapping demonstrations, water quality monitoring, and removing feral swine.
Fiscal Year 2023 As of October 2022, projects that received funding have provided assistance to over 4,300 landowners on almost 3 million acres. Outreach programs conducted as part of the projects have reached over 100,000 people across all projects.
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Title II, Part Subpart D, Section 2408, Public Law 115-334
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Applications are approved by the Chief or authorized departmental officers (ADO's) upon determination that the project will contribute toward accomplishment of the Agency's overall mission and meet any established project evaluation/selection criteria.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be periodically ranked and selected for funding based on: damage and threat to protected resources; cooperation between parties; achievability/feasibility of goals and the project; and the long-term and short-term beneficial impact.
How may assistance be used?
Partner will work closely with landowners/producers, APHIS, universities, local and state soil and water conservation districts, and state departments of fish and game, agriculture, health, and counties in joint efforts to alleviate feral swine damage. Activities covered may include conducting surveys and monitoring, baiting, education and outreach about feral swine, and eradication and control efforts, including live trapping with corral traps.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Requirements are specifically indicated in the award documents and may vary for given projects.
Not applicable.
Instruction provided in the Notice of Award. Awardees are expected to maintain separate records for each agreement to ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which the agreement was made. Records are subject to inspection during the life of the award and for three years thereafter.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 25%. % cash or in-kind contributions of materials or services.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available until 9/30/2023. All funds must be spent by 9/30/2028. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
For more information on this and other related conservation programs, consult the local telephone directory where your land is located for the location of the nearest USDA service center. For a list of NRCS State offices with telephone numbers and addresses, information is available on the internet at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/.
Headquarters Office
Lacey Williamson
1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Room 5204-S/Stop 2890
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: 202-619-8569
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$17,173,000.00; FY 20$16,754,000.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; - (Salaries and Expenses) FY 22$714,000.00; FY 23 est $650,000.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$1,163,000.00; FY 20$144,000.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards", 2 CFR Part 200; Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension" 2 CFR 417; "Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace", 2 CFR Part 421; "New Restrictions on Lobbying", 2 CFR Part 418; and Office of Management and Budget regulations governing "Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public", 5 CFR 1320
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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