Wildlife Services


To reduce damage caused by mammals and birds and those mammal and bird species that are reservoirs for zoonotic diseases, (except for urban rodent control through control and research activities). Wherever feasible, humane methods will be emphasized.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Animal Damage Control Act of 1931, 7 U.S.C. 426,426b, 426c
Public Law 115-334
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Section 2408 Feral Swine eradication and control pilot program
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, public/private nonprofit organizations, nonprofit institutions of higher education, and individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, local jurisdictions, U.S. Territorial government agencies, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, public and private institutions and organizations, farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers, and land/property owners benefit from Federal assistance in the control of nuisance mammals and birds and those mammal and bird species that are reservoirs for zoonotic diseases.
Curriculum vitae for principal investigator, except for State, local, and Territorial government cooperators.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. N/A
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
Applications are approved by the Administrator or authorized departmental officers (ADO's) upon determination that the project will contribute toward accomplishment of the Agency's overall mission and meet any established project evaluation/selection criteria.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Based on program needs and availability of annual funding.
How are proposals selected?
Relevance to agency program mission and qualification of principle investigator and institution.
How may assistance be used?
Works closely with State departments of fish and game, agriculture, health, and counties in joint efforts to alleviate wild animal damage. Conduct surveys, campaigns to reduce wild animal damage including bird problems at airports, develop methods to control wild animal damage, and provide technical advice and assistance. For direct technical assistance, State fish and game departments should be contacted.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports as prescribed in 2 CFR Part 200.
Instruction provided in the Notice of Award. Grantees are expected to maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which the grant was made. Records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and for three years thereafter.
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
Up to one year from the date of award. Funds are made available as required to cover expenditures. Funds are provided to recipients when requests for advance or reimbursement are received and approved by the Agency.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Eileen M. Berke,
4700 River Road, Unit 55, Suite 3B06.3
Riverdale, MD 20737 US
Phone: (301) 851-2856
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 22$21,395,665.00; FY 23 est $34,602,188.00; FY 24 est $30,972,078.00; - There is an increase in cooperative agreements spending due to the American Rescue Plan Act funding. The increase in the grants spending is due to the congressionally directed funding received in 2023.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards", 2 CFR Part 200; Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension" 2 CFR 417; "Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace", 2 CFR Part 421; "New Restrictions on Lobbying", 2 CFR Part 418; and Office of Management and Budget regulations governing "Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public", 5 CFR 1320
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.