Invasive Species


To encourage coordination and integration of efforts between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and interested parties to accomplish successful prevention or management of invasive species. Projects must conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife and plants for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants may be State and local governments, educational institutions, private and public nonprofit organizations, and institutions and private individuals which support the mission of the Service.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State and local governments; private and public nonprofit organizations; other private and public organizations; and private individuals who support the mission of the Service.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. No submission deadline for 2021.
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
The Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or designee approves or disapproves submitted proposals. Criteria for selection are outlined in the funding announcement and application package posted to Successful applicant(s) will be notified after selection and confirmation of available funding. An applicant(s) should not initiate a project in expectation of USFWS funding, nor should they purchase materials or begin work until such time as they receive the final award document signed by an authorized Service official.
July 31, 2020
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Awards are anticipated within 90 days or less.
Contact the headquarters or regional office.
Contact the headquarters or regional office.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are evaluated on the basis of lasting effect on conservation, preservation, wildlife and their habitats.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for approved projects on or off Service lands within the landscape of FWS property or projects that facilitate the prevention, identification, management, or eradication of invasive species. 100% of funds are discretionary.
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 200.329. The final performance report is due within 120 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.
Records are required to be maintained for three years following submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are typically issued for 1-3 years. Funding must be spent within 1-3 years. Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. 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
This program is no longer active.
Headquarters Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Wildlife Refuge System, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS
Falls Church, VA 22041 US
Phone: (703) 358-1744
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 FY 21$0.00; FY 20$5,800,000.00; FY 19$3,064,793.00; FY 18$226,965.00; FY 17$495,000.00; - The USFWS is no longer making awards under this program. The Assistance Listing 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 Assistance Listing number as a key reporting element.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $9,000 - $200,000. Average: $45,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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