USFWS Coastal Program - Ecosystem adaptation grants
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced funding to provide direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands, with a priority on climate adaptation and mitigation. FWS will favor conservation activities and projects that incorporate ecosystem adaptation. Total funding for this program is $14,000,000 with an award ceiling of $500,000. Applications due September 30, 2017.
Priority Selection Criteria includes a focus on Coastal Resiliency: “The Coastal Program is committed to addressing the growing threats to coastal ecosystems from habitat degradation and climate change. Coastal Program staff will favor conservation activities and projects that incorporate ecosystem adaptation and help coastal ecosystems and communities better deal with the effects of sea-level rise and greenhouse gases.”
The Coastal Program provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff.
Applicant eligibility is limited to Federal, State, interstate and intrastate agencies; local and tribal governments; public nonprofit institutes and organizations (such as conservation organizations, watershed councils, land trusts, schools and institutions of higher learning); U.S. territories and possessions; and private landowners including individuals and businesses.
Publication Date: November 3, 2016
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