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Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program

Grants to USA Tribal Governments for
Environmental Conservation Programs

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Native American Programs and Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR)

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07/06/20 11:59 PM EST Receipt


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Grants to USA and Territories tribal governments for environmental conservation programs. Funds are intended to support activities that preserve native animal populations and their natural habitats, including those of Native American traditional and cultural significance. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, surveys, public education, natural history studies, laboratory research, and monitoring.

The goal of the Tribal Wildlife Grant Program is to provide a competitive funding opportunity for Federally recognized Tribal governments to develop and implement programs for the benefit of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished.

The TWG Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands, many of which are located adjacent to DOI-managed lands. Many of the TWG-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program also funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) activities supporting downlisting, delisting, and preventing species listing under the ESA. Specifically, TWG Program awards assist and help fulfill the following DOI priorities:

  1.  Creating a Conservation Stewardship Legacy Second Only to Teddy Roosevelt
  2.  Utilizing Our Natural Resources
  3.  Restoring Trust With Our Local Communities
  4.  Ensuring Sovereignty Means Something

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  •  Planning for conservation of fish and wildlife, and their habitats
  •  Conservation management actions for fish and wildlife, and their habitats
  •  Field and laboratory research related to fish and wildlife resources
  •  Natural history studies
  •  Fish passage
  •  Habitat mapping or evaluation
  •  Field surveys and population monitoring
  •  Restoration of habitat
  •  Management of invasive species
  •  Public education relevant to the proposed project

The funds may be used for salaries, equipment, consultant services, subcontracts, acquisitions and travel. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157001

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The Service will award grants up to a maximum of $200,000 for a single project. There is no grant award minimum.


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Eligible Applicants:

Participation is limited to federally recognized 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. This is the official listing of all federally recognized tribes in the United States pursuant to Section 104 under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994.

Federal law mandates that all entities applying for Federal financial assistance must have a valid Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).

For Funding Restrictions, see

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than July 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Grant application packages for FY 2020 must be e-mailed (or uploaded to, or postmarked on or before May 4, 2020, and submitted to the appropriate Regional Office

- For electronic submissions, download the Application Package linked to this Funding Opportunity on to begin the application process.
- The completed grant application package must be mailed or emailed to the appropriate Service Regional Office. It is preferable that you submit your proposal electronically as a single document in PDF format. To ensure timely submission in the event there are issues / problems with, you are encouraged to email a single PDF document of your entire proposal to the appropriate Service contact.

Federal law mandates that all entities applying for Federal financial assistance must have a valid Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).

Applicants are urged to revalidate their registration as often as needed to ensure that their information is up-to-date and consistent with changes that may have been made to DUNS and Internal Revenue Service information.

Applicants are encouraged to work with Service staff in developing proposal applications.

View this opportunity on For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page indicated.

Contact Information:

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

For project- and Region-specific information and application information, contact your Regional Native American Liaison and/or your WSFR Regional Office TWG Program lead, found at

For additional contact information of Native American Liaisons and Regional Offices, see

For national-level TWG Program information, contact:

Scott Aikin
National Native American Programs Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
8510 NE 69th Street
Vancouver, WA 98683
Telephone: (360) 604-2531 (or)

D.J. Monette
Associate Native American Liaison Advisor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
Telephone: (413) 244-4495

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F20AS00050; OMB Control Number 1018-0100

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