To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must be state or territory, who needs assistance with environmental or conservation issues. They must currently have, or enter into, a cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Interior to receive grants.
Most states and territories have entered into these agreements for both plant and animal species.
The annual Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe the criteria that must be satisfied for a proposal to be eligible for funding and will be announced through Grants.gov and posted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.