This program establishes or supplements existing landowner incentive programs that provide technical or financial assistance. This includes habitat protection and restoration; to assist private landowners in protecting and managing habitats to benefit federally listed, proposed, or candidate species, or other at-risk species; and to encourage States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, or territories to enhance private landowner conservation.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006, Public Law 109-148; Title I; Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965; 16 U.S.C. 4601-4 through 11., Public Law 109-148, 16 U.S.C. 4601-4 throug11
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Agencies from the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa with primary responsibility for fish and wildlife conservation may submit grant proposals to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Private landowners and the public (While direct participation is limited to State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial fish and wildlife agencies, private landowners will directly benefit from financial and technical assistance and the public will ultimately benefit from these wildlife conservation measures implemented on private lands).
Only that agency that has lead management responsibility for fish and wildlife resources within the State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territory may apply for these grants.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
The Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or his designee approves or disapproves proposed grants. Regional Offices are responsible for notification of grant approval to the grantee.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will receive notification of approval/disapproval within approximately 60 working days after proposal due date.
How are proposals selected?
The State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial agency having lead responsibility for the management of their fish and wildlife resources must submit the projects. The State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial agency selects those projects submitted for funding under the program. If approved, projects must meet the basic criteria outlined in the regulations and the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual.
How may assistance be used?
Tier 1 projects provide the States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, or territories to support development of a new program, or to enhance an existing landowner incentive program, through administration, development of plans, outreach, and other associated activities that assist in the accomplishment of projects on private lands. Tier 2 projects should place a priority on the implementation of State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial programs that provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners for the protection and restoration of habitats that benefit federally listed, proposed, or candidate species, or other species-at-risk.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
Cost records must be maintained separately for each grant. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission of the final Financial Status Report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. Yes. Grant funds are disbursed to States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for approved grants up to 75% of the project costs and to American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 100% of the project costs. Matching requirements may vary by State.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Annual awards. 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
Region 1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison Eastside Federal Complex 911 NE 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97232-4181 Region 2 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 500 Gold Avenue, SW P.O. Box 1306 Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306 Region 3 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080 Region 4 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1875 Century Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30345 Region 5 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035-9589 Region 6 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison P.O. Box 25486 Denver, CO 80225 Region 7 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503-6199 Region 8 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Partnerships Specialist Habitat Restoration Division 2800 Cottage Way, Rm W-2606 Sacramento, CA 95825
Chief, Policy and Programs Division
Chief, Policy and Programs Division, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS: WSFR, 5275 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$0.00; - This program did not award any funds in FY17, and will not be accepting applications during FY18 and FY19. CFDA remains active to allow Bureau to close all currently open awards and report any associated amendments to government-wide systems that require the identification of an active CFDA number as a key reporting element.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109-148, Title I, language on Landowner Incentive Program.
Examples of Funded Projects