Fiscal Year 2016 Recovery Implementation Fund
The FWS Ecological Services Program provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. The FWS and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is part of the Department of Commerces NOAA Fisheries office, share Endangered Species Act responsibilities for several species such as sea turtles. We have responsibility for sea turtles when they are on land, and NMFS has responsibility for sea turtles when they are in the water. Projects for NMFS-managed species are not included in this funding opportunity.This Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is intended for projects that will contribute to the recovery of FWS-managed endangered and threatened species in the United States, and is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species approved recovery plan, in the implementation schedule of a species approved recovery plan, actions recommended in a completed 5-year status review of the species or in a spotlight species action plan, or projects documenting species response to climate change. For example: securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species. Projects that address species response to climate change will receive additional consideration.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant, Procurement Contract
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants must have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the biology of the involved endangered or threatened species in the United States and their ecosystem, including preferably having worked with the species in the field and holding a currently valid Endangered Species Act permit, issued by the FWS, 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 permit (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/permits/index.html) before beginning the proposed activity. FWS Regional (or Field Office) contacts will discuss potential proposals with interested parties if needed, and review eligible applications. The FWS Regional Office will refer interested parties to the appropriate FWS Field Office for further consideration as appropriate. For potential proposals submitted directly to the Field Office, the Field Office will conduct the proposal review and selection process. A list of FWS Regional Office contacts is available in the Full Announcement under section VII. Agency Contacts.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Applications are due by July 31, 2016. However, you may submit applications throughout the year. Consideration of applications ultimately will be based on the FWS budget cycle.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Kelly Niland 703-358-2492
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $1,000,000.00