Fish and Wildlife Coordination and Assistance


To assist in the conservation of the Nation's natural resources by providing financial assistance for: 1) land management, research, and data collection/analysis; 2) training, meetings, workshops, conferences and competitions; and 3) to implement legislation mandating specific conservation and/or environmental project activities, including, but not limited to, special appropriations projects to a designated recipient(s), and/or unfunded Congressional mandates, i.e., funding limited to costs associated with actual program/project implementation, not administrative costs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. §742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. §2901 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 16 U.S.C. §753; Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et. seq.; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. §703 et seq.; and the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, P.L. 116-9.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility varies by opportunity and is limited to entity(ies) designated by the authorizing legislation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public benefits from the conservation and environmental efforts as identified by the authorizing legislation.
Applicant(s) must have financial and internal controls systems in place to manage/segregate Federal funds and report expenditures under the terms and conditions of the award(s).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. Any applicable pre-application coordination or environmental impact information requirements will be detailed in the funding opportunities posted under this program on (
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
Notification of an award is the issuance of a grant or cooperative agreement document by Awarding Official.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Deadlines will vary, and will be specified in the funding opportunities posted under this program on (
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action. Refer to the funding opportunities posted under this program on (
How may assistance be used?
To fulfill the intent of Congress as specified in legislation authorizing the Agency to obligate and manage financial assistance funds; special appropriations projects; and awards for purposes consistent with the mission, expertise, and goals of the Agency.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. A final performance report is due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
Not applicable.
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Statutory formulas and/or matching requirements may be applicable to activities funded under this CFDA. Any formulas or matching requirements will be specified in the funding opportunities posted under this program on

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies by activity being funded, but typically funds are awarded for projects with a one year period of performance. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact information related to each funding opportunity under this program will be stated in the funding opportunities posted on
Headquarters Office
Policy Branch, Financial Assistance Support and Oversight Division
Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Program, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS-WSFR,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
Phone: (703)358-2701
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$1,280,748.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; FY 17$3,118,839.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range and average varies by program activity.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Acceptance of a Federal Financial Assistance award from the Department of the Interior (DOI) carries with it the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of award per
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Award F17AC00856 will provide support to FWS partners studying the connectivity of fish populations across multiple states in the Pacific Northwest. F17AP00100 will improve FWS coordination with multiple agencies to assess progress being made to respond to White Nose Syndrome in bats. F17AP00379 will help Brazilian partners assess the effects of hunting on shorebirds in coastal Brazil.
Fiscal Year 2018 Projects supported under this program in FY18 included: biological information research on the Gunnison sage-grouse; developing a fire risk assessment/model for the Klamath Basin; and population surveys of nesting shorebirds.
Fiscal Year 2019 Awards will support FWS partners in resources management efforts.
Fiscal Year 2020 Awards will support FWS partners in resources management efforts.


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