[MARMAM] U.S. FWS Seeks Proposals from States & US Territories for 2017 Endangered Species Grants

Tracy Gill - NOAA Federal tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 3 11:39:26 PST 2017

If you know any state/US territory folks who might be interested  . . .
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From: FWS News and Information <fws-news at lists.fws.gov>
Date: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Subject: [fws-news] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from
States for 2017 Endangered Species Grants.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States for 2017
Endangered Species Grants January 3, 2017


Contact: Brian Hires, brian_hires at fws.gov, (703) 358-2191

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and
U.S. territories for federal financial assistance for conservation
activities that benefit the nation’s most imperiled species.

The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF), authorized
under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act, provides grants to support
voluntary conservation projects for listed species and species that are
candidates for listing. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the President’s budget
requested $53.495 million for CESCF. The actual amount of funding available
is based on Congress passing a final appropriations bill for the Department
of the Interior.

The Service is seeking proposals in three categories:

   - *Recovery Land Acquisition Grants**:* provide funds for the
   acquisition of habitat in support of approved and draft species recovery
   - *Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance Grants:* provide funds to
   support the development of Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) that protect
   habitat for listed species while providing for economic growth and
   - *HCP Land Acquisition Grants**:* provide funds to acquire habitat for
   listed species associated with HCPs.

To receive a CESCF grant, a state or territory must have a current
cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Interior and contribute at
least 25 percent of the total project cost, or 10 percent when two or more
states or territories undertake a joint project. Proposals must be
submitted electronically through grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov/>, or to
the appropriate Service regional offices by March 17, 2017.

For more information and application requirements, contact: U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Branch of Recovery and State Grants, 5275 Leesburg
Pike MS: ES, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; tel: 703-358-2171
<(703)%20358-2171>. The CESCF is number 15.615 in the Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance.

Learn more about the grants, including details of grants awarded in FY
2016, at www.fws.gov/endangered/grants.


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to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their
habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a
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