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.

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Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
The Wildlife Society Inc $ 50,000   2022-01-012022-12-31
Prairie View A&m University $ 55,000   2021-12-012022-11-30
Association Of Fish & Wildlife Agencies $ 10,000   2022-09-012022-10-15
Wildlife Management Institute, Incorporated $ 12,500   2022-03-092022-05-01
Rabies In The Americas $ 10,000   2021-05-252021-12-31
The Wildlife Society Inc $ 50,000   2021-01-012021-12-31
Redacted Due To Pii $ 0   2021-05-312021-11-24
The Boeing Company $ 0   2021-05-282021-10-20
Association Of Fish & Wildlife Agencies $ 10,000   2021-09-062021-09-30
Prairie View A&m University $ 22,000   2021-07-012021-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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.


Animal Damage Control Act of 1931, 7 U.S.C 426,426b, 426c.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Based on program needs and availability of annual funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to one year from the date of award. Funds are made available as required to cover expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are provided to recipients when requests for advance or reimbursement are received and approved by the Agency.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

No progress reports are required.

SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Requirements are specifically indicated in the award documents and may vary for given programs.

Narrative performance progress reports.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $6,649,664; FY 17 est $6,060,058; and FY 18 est $5,333,154 - APHIS has a difference between budget authority and obligations because there is carryover funding available from no year funding.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data 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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Eileen M. Berke, 4700 River Road, Unit 55, Suite 3B06.3, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 Email: eileen.m.berke@aphis.usda.gov Phone: (301) 851-2856

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Relevance to agency program mission and qualification of principle investigator and institution.

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