F24AS00241_Fiscal Year 2024_Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (TWG)_Funding Opportunity Announcement

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 21st, 2024
Close Date
June 21st, 2024
Total Funding
$6,200,000.00
Award Ceiling
$200,000.00
Award Floor
$10,000.00
Opportunity No.
F24AS00241

Agency

Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)

Eligible Applicants

Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a funding opportunity announcement for the Fiscal Year 2024 Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (TWG). This grant program aims to support the development and implementation of programs that benefit wildlife and their habitats, as well as species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance. The TWG Program is part of the State and Tribal Wildlife Grant (STWG) Program, which provides wildlife conservation grants to federally recognized Tribes. The TWG Program offers opportunities for Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on Tribal lands. The funded project activities focus on increasing fish and wildlife populations, which in turn allows for hunting and fishing opportunities both on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program supports project activities that align with and assist the Fish and Wildlife Service in its Endangered Species Act (ESA) conservation efforts. This includes activities related to species down-listing, delisting, and preventing new species listings under the ESA. The grant program is open to federally recognized Native American Tribal Governments listed in the current Federal Register Notice of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tribal organizations and other entities may also participate as subrecipients or contractors to federally recognized Tribal governments. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for this grant opportunity. The estimated total program funding is $6,200,000, with an award ceiling of $200,000 and an award floor of $10,000. The application deadline is June 21, 2024, and applications must be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions and Grants.gov. Alternatively, applications can be emailed to the WSFR Regional Office or mailed, with specific deadlines and requirements outlined in the announcement. For more information and to apply, interested parties can contact DJ Monette at dj_monette@fws.gov. This grant opportunity provides Tribes with the chance to contribute to wildlife conservation efforts and promote the preservation of species of cultural or traditional importance.

Description

The Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program was created to support the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance, including those that are not hunted or fished. The TWG Program is part of the Congressionally-authorized State and Tribal Wildlife Grant (STWG) Program which provides wildlife conservation grants to States, Commonwealths, and to the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Tribes under provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. The TWG Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on Tribal lands. Many of the TWG Program-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) conservation activities supporting species down-listing (threatened to endangered), delisting (removal from the list due to species recovery), and preventing new species listings under the ESA.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
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