Recovery Implementation Fund

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
12/31/2017
Organization: 
DOI, FWS
Description: 

Applications accepted continuously. This opportunity provides funds to accomplish high priority recovery tasks for high priority, FWS-managed, endangered and threatened species in the US such that known threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. It is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species’ approved recovery plan, in the implementation schedule of a species’ approved recovery plan, actions recommended in a completed 5-year status review of the species or in a spotlight species action plan, or projects documenting species’ response to climate change.

Category: 
Natural Resources, Wildlife
Funding Amount: 
Varies
Matching Funds: 
Not required, but encouraged
Eligibility: 
State and local governments/agencies; institutions of higher education, including public, private, state colleges and universities; non-profits that have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally-recognized tribal governments); city, county or township governments; individuals, Native American tribal governments (Federally-recognized); for-profit organizations; small businesses.
Contact Information: 
Kelly Niland, Grants Manager, 703-358-2492 Kelly_Niland@fws.gov; Applicants are expected to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the biology of the involved endangered or threatened species and their ecosystem, including preferably having worked with the species in the field and holding a currently valid Endangered Species Act permit, issued by the FWS, authorizing them to work with these species (or that have previously held a permit to do so). If funding is awarded, applicants that do not currently hold a valid permit for the proposed activity may need to apply for and obtain a FWS permit before beginning the proposed activity. For more information about the permit requirements, please visit our Endangered Species Program’s permit website at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/permits/index.html.