The goal of this grants program is to reduce threats to highly endangered wildlife in their natural habitat.

Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits, such as: Protection of at-risk populations; Veterinary/wildlife health

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interventions; Activities related to execution of species survival plans; Strengthening local capacity to conserve the target species; Actions addressing unsustainable exploitation; Efforts to mitigate or stop wildlife-human conflict; and Rehabilitation and rescue.

Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past.

Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats, or do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action, have a lower likelihood of being selected.

Proposed project work should occur within the species range, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to its conservation.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
International Iguana Foundation, The $ 69,118   2015-09-182018-06-30
The Zoological Society Of London $ 25,000   2015-09-082017-09-30
Kasanka Trust Limited $ 24,984   2015-09-082016-12-30
Alliance For Tompotika Conservation $ 22,839   2015-09-182016-09-30
Wildlife Conservation Network, Inc. $ 24,970   2015-09-182016-09-30
Endangered Wildlife Trust (it6247) $ 24,630   2015-09-102016-09-30
American Bird Conservancy $ 24,581   2015-09-102016-09-30
Wildlife Conservation Society $ 24,960   2015-09-102016-09-30
Undisclosed Recipient $ 24,750   2015-09-102016-09-30
Wild Earth Allies Inc $ 24,890   2015-09-102016-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: This program is no longer active. Fiscal Year 2018: This program is no longer active. Fiscal Year 2019: This program is no longer active.

Uses and Use Restrictions




Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by any non-domestic (outside of the United States) government agency responsible for endangered species conservation and any other U.S.-based or non-domestic public or private organization or institution or individual with demonstrated experience in endangered species conservation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Non-domestic (outside of the United States) government agencies responsible for endangered species conservation and any other U.S.-based or non-domestic public or private non-governmental organization or institution or individual with demonstrated experience in endangered species conservation.


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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The program announcement and application instructions for this program can be found at the website: Complete application information can also be found at, or, if unable to access the website, by requesting a paper copy from the Division of International Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 100, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 358-1754. A proposal will not be considered complete if required elements are not submitted as instructed. U.S. applicants must submit (among other elements) a complete, signed Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedures

Projects are reviewed and competitively selected for funding based on established criteria. Review criteria can be found in the application information at Once a proposal has been selected for funding, an FWS approving official executes an Assistance Award between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Recipient. Fully executed Awards are sent to the Recipient either electronically or through the mail. The Division of International Conservation then administers all other aspects of the Assistance Award.


Not Applicable.


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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Decisions on funding of project proposals will be made within 180 days after the receipt of the project proposal.


Application Deadline for FY 16: To Be Determined.


Recipients may request funding for a subsequent year/cycle of a currently funded project. However, these requests are subject to the same submission, review, and approval requirements as all new applications. This program will fund any approved renewal application as new award, not as an amendment to an existing award. Recipients may request approval for budget and project plan revisions of funded projects, including period of performance and reporting due date extensions, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. No, this program has no matching requirements. However, to the extent possible, Federal funds should be matched by non-Federal in-kind or cash contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.


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

Complete reporting requirements can be found at this program's web page at


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.


Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17: $0.00; FY18: $0.00; FY19: $0.00 This program is no longer active. No new funding for this program is expected. CFDA should remain active to allow Bureau to close all currently open awards and report any associated amendments to government-wide systems that require the identification of an active CFDA number as a key reporting element.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Division of International Conservation U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: Phone: (703)358-1754 Fax: (703)358-2115

Criteria for Selecting Proposals


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