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Environmental Conservation Programs

Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Native American Programs and Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR)

Deadline Date:

06/24/22 5:00 PM ET or Postmarked by Date

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories tribal governments for environmental conservation programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be finalized prior to applying. Funds are intended to support activities that preserve native animal populations and their natural habitats, including those of Native American traditional and cultural significance. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, surveys, public education, natural history studies, laboratory research, and monitoring.

The Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program was created to support the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance, including species that are not hunted or fished.

The TWG Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands, many of which are located adjacent to DOI- managed lands. Many of the TWG Program-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) activities supporting downlisting, delisting, and preventing new species listings under the ESA.

Eligible projects include those that initiate, develop or implement activities or programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  •  Planning for conservation of fish and wildlife, and their habitats
  •  Conservation management actions for fish and wildlife, and their habitats
  •  Field and laboratory research related to fish and wildlife resources
  •  Natural history studies
  •  Fish passage
  •  Habitat mapping or evaluation
  •  Field surveys and population monitoring
  •  Restoration of habitat
  •  Management of invasive species
  •  Public education relevant to the proposed project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157001

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,000,000

Number of Grants:

30

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Maximum Award: $200,000
- Minimum Award: $10,000

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Participation is limited to federally recognized Tribal governments listed in the current Federal Register Notice of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is the official listing of all federally recognized tribes in the United States pursuant to Section 104 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 108 Stat. 4791-4792). The most recent Notice was published in the Federal Register, 86 FR 7554 (January 29, 2021) and was corrected in the Federal Register, 86 FR 86 18552 (April 9, 2021). Tribal organizations and other entities may participate as sub-grantees or contractors to federally recognized Tribes.

TWG Program funds may not be used to acquire real property interests. Real property interests include, but are not limited to, fee simple, fee with exceptions to title, easements, water rights, mineral rights, and leaseholds.

For funding restrictions, see https://www.fws.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY22-TWG-FOA.pdf#page=19.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 06/24/2022; Electronically submitted applications in GrantSolutions or Grants.gov or applications emailed to your WSFR Regional Office must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on the application due date. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the application due date.

Expected Award Date: December 02, 2022

Applicants are encouraged to work with Service staff in developing proposal applications.

An intergovernmental review may be required for applications submissions from a U.S. state or local government prior to submission. Applicants must contact their State’s Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to comply with the state’s process under Executive Order 12372. The State Single Point of Contact list is available on the OMB Office of Federal Financial Management website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/management/office-federal-financial-management/

Applicants are required to register in SAM.gov prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which will replace Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet in April 2022. A Federal award may not be made to an applicant that has not completed the SAM.gov registration. For more information, see https://www.fws.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY22-TWG-FOA.pdf#page=18.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338062

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For programmatic technical assistance, contact:
Scott Aikin
(360) 604-2531
scott_aikin@fws.gov

For program administration assistance, contact:
D.J. Monette
(413) 244-4495
dj_monette@fws.gov

For Grants.gov technical registration and submission, downloading forms and application packages, contact:
Grants.gov Customer Support
Numeric Input Field: 1-800-518-4726
Support@grants.gov

For GrantSolutions technical registration, submission, and other assistance contact:
GrantSolutions Customer Support
1-866-577-0771
Help@grantsolutions.gov

Regional TWG Program contact information can be found at https://www.fws.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY22-TWG-FOA.pdf#page=4.

CFDA Number:

15.639

Funding or Pin Number:

F22AS00188

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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