How to apply...
A Request for Proposal is published annually through www.grants.gov and posted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Web site at http://endangered.fws.gov/grants/private_stewardship/index.html. Additional information and instructions are printed and distributed annually. The standard application for Federal Assistance is submitted. The project title/description section of the application will address the evaluation factors identified in the annual Request for Proposals posted to the Internet locations identified above. Submit a request for a proposal package, which includes specific information on requirements, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Final selection is made by the Secretary of the Interior, based on recommendations by the Director or Regional Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Funds are obligated by signature on a project agreement.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.