The Recovery challenge funding opportunity is to enhance and increase partnerships with agencies and organizations implementing highest priority recovery actions for federally listed endangered and threatened species, and in particular for genetically-sound breeding, rearing and reintroduction programs.
2(a)(5) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C.
1535, as amended, authorizes the use of Federal financial assistance to encourage the States and other interested parties to develop and maintain conservation programs to safeguard the Nation's heritage in fish, wildlife and plants for the benefit of all citizens.
In addition, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (H.J.
31, 116th Cong.
E, Title I (2019)) authorized specific funding for the Recovery Challenge funding opportunity.
Department of the Interior