FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: CDFW Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Grant Program

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The 2021 Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Land Acquisition Grant application period is now open. Information about the grant program and the application process can be found on the Department’s grant programs web page

Deadline for proposals is February 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., PDT.

The objective of endangered species conservation and recovery land acquisition grants is to promote State and Federal cooperation in listed species conservation by leveraging funds to acquire specific parcels of land, through fee simple or conservation easement, in support of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-approved recovery plans and outlines.

To be considered for funding through this opportunity, the land proposed for acquisition must benefit at least one federally listed species for which (1) habitat loss is identified as a threat; and (2) habitat protection is identified as a priority recovery action in the species’ most recently approved recovery planning document.

Further, all applications must state a commitment to funding for, and implementation of, management of the land in perpetuity, consistent with the conservation needs of the species. Applicants must provide a minimum of 25% of the total project cost in non-federal matching funds or in-kind services. Applications must be prepared in coordination with the appropriate CDFW Regional Office.

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