Don’t forget: Endangered species habitat grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting applications for its Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund grants. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 27, 2012. The grant pays for land or planning to protect rare species. The funds can be used for projects for species that are candidates, proposed, or listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Your state will have to kick in some of the funds, though. The grants cover 75 percent of the project cost for single state or territory; and 90 percent for two or more states or territories implementing a joint project.

Visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program page for a press release announcing the grants, a 45-page document describing the grants in detail, a press release announcing the last cycle’s winner, plus a report on the winning projects. The page also includes other federal grant resources.

Photo of the endangered bay checkerspot butterfly, by John Clecker, courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service.


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