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State Wildlife Grant Program - Archives

08/15/2017 - U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announces more than $52 million in funding to Native American tribes and state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) program. (News Release) (2017 Apportionment)

10/24/2016 - The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program announces the publication of the annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2017 Competitive State Wildlife Grant Program (C-SWG), CFDA 15.634 on Grants.gov. The NOFO will be open through February 3, 2017.

05/23/2016 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides $5.5 million through competitive State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to 11 state fish and wildlife agencies and one regional fish and wildlife association. (News Release)

03/08/2016 - Service provides nearly $50 million in State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to States and Territories (2016 Apportionment).

01/11/2016 - The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program announces the publication of the annual Request for Applications (RFA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 State Wildlife Grants Competitive Grant Program (SWG), CFDA 15.634 on Grants.gov. The RFA will be open through February 19, 2016.

06/01/2015 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides $5.7 million through competitive State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to 11 States for conservation projects. (News Release)

02/25/2015 - Service provides more than $45 million in State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to States and Territories (2015 Apportionment).

12/05/2014 - The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program announces the publication of the annual Request for Applications (RFA) for the Fiscal Year 2015 State Wildlife Grants Competitive Grant Program (SWG), CFDA 15.634 on Grants.gov. The RFA will be open through February 27, 2015.

07/17/2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides $5.6 million through competitive State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to 12 States for conservation projects. (News Release)

04/24/2014 - Service provides more than $47 million in State Wildlife Grants (SWG) to States and Territories for sensitive, imperiled species. (News Release)

02/04/2014 - The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program announces the publication of the annual Request for Applications (RFA) for the Fiscal Year 2014 State Wildlife Grants Competitive Grant Program (SWG), CFDA 15.634 on Grants.gov. The RFA will be open through March 14, 2014.

06/08/2011 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that nearly $5 million in grants will go to six state fish and wildlife agencies to help conserve and recover Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) through the State Wildlife Grants Competitive Program.

03/08/2010 - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that $76.5 million will be awarded to 50 states, commonwealths, the District of Columbia, and territories under the State Wildlife Grant Program to help conserve and recover imperiled fish and wildlife.

05/21/2010 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that nearly $5 million in grants will go to six state fish and wildlife agencies to help conserve and recover Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) through the State Wildlife Grants Competitive Program.

4/21/09 - Interior Secretary Salazar announced that $9 million in State Wildlife Grant Competitive Program funds will go to 12 state wildlife agencies to help conserve and recover imperiled fish and wildlife species.

8/28/08 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on August 26, 2008, that we are accepting proposals for the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Competitive Program. This new competitive program was included in the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act and is available to States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories that have Service approved State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plans. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program estimates about $5 million will be available for the SWG Competitive Program in Fiscal Year 2008. The deadline for submitting proposals for the FY 2008 State Wildlife Grants Competitive Program is November 17, 2008.

NOTE: The Request for Proposals is for FY08 funding, and, subject to the availability of FY09 funds the ranked proposals submitted under this announcement will also be considered for FY09 awards. The SWG appropriation is an annual appropriation and there is no assurance that this competitive program will be approved in subsequent years. This competitive component of the authorized FY08 SWG program includes ranking criteria developed jointly by State and Service representatives.

See the full Notice of Availability of Funding Opportunity (includes application instructions). Also see the SWG Competitive Criteria.

5/7/08 - Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will award state and territorial wildlife agencies more than $60 million to help conserve and recover imperiled wildlife through the State Wildlife Grant Program.

FY 2008 and FY 2009 Notice of Availability of Federal Assistance (State Wildlife Grant Competitive Program)

SWG Competitive Criteria