Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

Event Date
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife

Recognizing that more than half of all species listed as endangered or threatened spend at least part of their life cycle on private land, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began working with private landowners to foster stewardship on private lands. To encourage this cooperation, the service has four grant programs available through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund. These programs include Traditional Conservation Grants, Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance Grants, Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grants, and Recovery Land Acquisition Grants.

Funding Amount
Up to $2,000,000.
Matching Funds
Participation in this conservation fund is only available to state agencies that have a current cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior; however, individuals or groups (e.g., cities, land conservancies, counties, and others) may work with a state agency on conservation efforts as a subgrantee.