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Upland Game Bird Account Grant Program

Grants to California Nonprofits for the
Preservation of Bird Species and Habitats

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Deadline Date:

03/12/16 3:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that will benefit upland game bird populations and their habitats. Eligible proposals will ensure that sustainable populations of these species persist in perpetuity in order to provide continued hunting opportunity and other public uses.

The UGBAGP will accomplish this by funding:

-Projects and activities that provide demonstrable and measurable benefits to upland game species by increasing the quality and/or quantity of available habitats;

-Projects which increase our knowledge and understanding of the scope and impact of inter-specific competition, predation, and disease;

-Projects which increase the understanding of population dynamics, distribution, and habitat selection;

-Projects which increase the accuracy, precision, and efficiency of population surveys;

-Projects which increase hunting opportunity;

-Projects which increase our ability to detect and apprehend those involved in illegal hunting activities;

-Projects which broaden our knowledge and understanding of stakeholder expectations.

A total of up to $350,000 of Upland Game Bird Account (UGBA) funds will be available for grants under this Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). There is no project funding cap or restriction on single-year projects for grants awarded from this fund in FY 16/17.

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GrantWatch ID#: 153727

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Term of Contract:

One year of funding (FY 2016-17). Multi-year projects are encouraged to apply, but must detail yearly budgets.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations.

Not Eligible: Projects that are considered “capital outlay” projects (new construction or items considered to be “infrastructure”) are ineligible for funding under this program. For the purposes of this program (a full list of projects of these types can be found in Section 1501.5 of the Fish and Game Code) these projects would most likely include the following: drilling wells and installation of pumping equipment; and any project requiring engineered design or certification by a registered engineer.

Pre-Application Information:

-Grant Proposals due: March 12, 2016
-Internal (CDFW) & Advisory Committee Review: Completed by April 11, 2016
-Advisory Committee recommendations: Completed by April 25, 2016
-Executive Committee review and approval: Completed by May 18, 2016
-Award Notification and Grant Preparation: May 25 - July 1, 2016

Applications may be submitted by email with the subject line title of "UGBA Grant Proposal" to

Hard copy applications shall be addressed to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Chief, Wildlife Branch
ATTN: UGBA Grant Proposal
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

All hard-copy applications for FY 16/17 funding must have a postmark no later than March 12, 2016. Proposals delivered by any other means (FEDEX, U.P.S., etc.) including hand delivery must be delivered no later than March 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Craig Stowers, Environmental Program Manager

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