To provide federal financial assistance to secure endangered or threatened species information, undertake restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species; help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of species.

The purpose of the Endangered Species Act is to provide

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a means by which the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of these species, and to take appropriate steps to achieve the purposes of treaties and conventions set forth in the law.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Examples of projects funded in FY 2017 include a $400,000 award to the University of Hawaii Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit to fund the Plant Extinction Prevention Program.

The mission of this program is to protect Hawai?i?s rarest native plants from extinction by managing wild plants, collecting seeds and establishing new populations.

A $30,000 award will be used in the State of Idaho to fund the Selkirk Recovery Zone Grizzly Bear Research and Monitoring project.

​This project will aid in evaluating the population trend, status, and distribution of the Selkirk grizzly bear population while providing vital information to develop a seasonal habitat predictive model.

The information will be used promote conservation of this threatened species.

Finally, a $20,000 grant will be used in California to fund surveys and assessments to determine population, demography, and basic ecology of the Mojave shoulderband snail.

Fiscal Year 2018: Should funding become available, the Service intends to continue to fund conservation actions including securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species.

Fiscal Year 2019: Should funding become available, the Service intends to continue to fund conservation actions including securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

A list of Regional and Field Office contacts may be accessed at 15.657 posted on grants.gov.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Inc. $ 47,000   2021-01-012026-12-31
University Of North Carolina At Asheville, The $ 15,500   2021-01-012026-12-31
Fish, Wildlife And Parks, Montana Department Of $ 154,000   2021-07-012026-06-30
Wildlife And Fisheries, Louisiana Department Of $ 50,000   2021-07-012026-06-30
Game And Fish Commission, Wyoming $ 45,000   2021-07-012026-06-30
Zoological Society Of San Diego $ 622,984   2021-06-012026-05-31
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida $ 150,000   2021-04-012026-04-01
Audubon Nature Institute, Inc. $ 421,552   2021-04-012026-03-31
Turtles Fly Too, Inc. $ 16,000   2021-03-012026-02-28
Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of $ 315,611   2021-03-012026-02-28



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Service Regions awarded an estimated 70 grants totaling $3.9 million in Recovery Implementation Grants in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: Should funding become available, the Service intends to continue to fund conservation actions including securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species. Fiscal Year 2019: Should funding become available, the Service intends to continue to fund conservation actions including securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This opportunity 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 complete 5-year status review of the species or in a spotlight species action plan, or projects documenting species' response to climate change.

These are discretionary funds that are used for project purposes to help ensure the use of the best available scientific information in making management decisions.

The percentage of funds set aside for discretionary activities varies each year.

100% of appropriated funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local government agencies.

Institutions of higher education, including public, private state colleges and universities, nonprofits that have 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, Native American tribal organizations (other than recognized tribal governments), city, county or township governments, individuals, Native American tribal governments (federally-recognized), for-profit organizations, and small businesses.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, including public, private, state colleges and universities, nonprofits that have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, Native American tribal organizations (other than recognized tribal governments), city, county or township governments, individuals, Native American tribal governments (federally-recognized), for-profit organizations, and small businesses.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, 'Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments.' Section 12.62 (of the common rule), identifies Federal cost principles for determining allowable cost. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

FWS Regional and Field Office contacts can provide specific information on the amount of funding available, as well as Regional recovery priorities.

We encourage you to contact the appropriate FWS Regional and Field Office contacts to discuss potential projects.

If funding is available and the potential project addresses a high priority Regional recovery need, then the Regional contact will refer the potential applicant of the appropriate FWS Ecological Services Field Office for further coordination.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

Awards will be announced by August 1 of each Fiscal Year via letters sent directly to the applicants. No work may begin on a project until the appropriate legal contracting or procurement documents, and the required environmental compliance documents, have been signed by the authorized FWS official. Unsuccessful applicants with be notified either by letter, fax, email or by telephone.

Deadlines

Jul 31, 2018 July 31, 2018.

Authorization

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Applications are due by July 2 of each year so that the proposal selection and funding process can be completed before the end of each Fiscal Year (September 30). However, you may submit applications throughout the year. Consideration of applications will ultimately be based on the FWS budget cycle. We encourage partners (especially existing partners who already have a working relationship with local FWS Field Offices) to talk to the local FWS Field Offices about possible project ideas and submittal timeframes.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. However, project applicants are not prohibited from submitting applications for consideration for subsequent funding for multi-year projects though there is no governmental guarantee that multiple years of the project will be funded.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding is for projects that can be completed within 1 year of the award date. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation or special award terms.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients of Recovery Implementation funding will be required to provide a written final report for each funded project detailing project results.

If a project is funded for more than one year, the recipient will be required to provide a written, annual report at the end of each year detailing the status of each project, in addition to the final report when the project is completed.

In general, OMB Circulars A-102 Sections 40 and 41, and 2 CFR 215 specify requirements for both financial and program performance reporting.

A performance report is due annually within 90 days of the anniversary of the start date of the funding award and a final report is due 90 days after the funding expiration.

Award recipients may be required to complete the following financial form: Standard Form (SF)-425, Federal Financial Report.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170.

Audits

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.

Records

Records must be maintained for 3 years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until final action has been taken on any litigation, claim or audit finding.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $3,976,711; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $3,976,711; FY18 $0 (est); FY19 $0 (est) This program uses U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional and Field Office discretionary funding, if available. The amount of actual funding available in each Regional and Field Office will vary from year to year. Funding may not be available every year in each Regional or Field Office. If funding is available, it may be obligated on a per-project basis, rather than by fiscal year.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies by Region.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

A table lists administrative requirements that may apply.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. A list of Regional and Field Office contacts may be accessed at 15.657 posted on grants.gov.

Headquarters Office

Chief, Ecological Services, Division of Restoration and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: ES,, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2171.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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