Research Grants (Generic)


To assist in the conservation of the Nation's natural resources by providing financial assistance for land management, research, and data collection/analysis to further the preservation of natural resources.

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 Act, 16 U.S.C. §742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 16 U.S.C. §753; and Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; for profit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 by the issuance of a grant or cooperative agreement document by Awarding Official.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
This will vary based on the funding opportunity and will range between 3 and 6 months.
Applicants may revise and resubmit proposals for consideration.
Contact the headquarters or regional office.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Research grants will be used for improving scientific support for natural resource management, to enhance public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation. Projects may include land management practices; literature research, data/information analysis and dissemination improving scientific support for natural resource management. Details on funding opportunities can be found on
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
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$101,354.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$5,099,247.00; - The USFWS is no longer making awards under this program. The CFDA remains active to allow the Service 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
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
Not applicable.


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