Program Description

The LCR MSCP is a multi-stakeholder, federal and non-federal partnership that seeks to balance the use of Colorado river water resources with the conservation of native species and their habitats in compliance with the Endangered Species Act. 57 federal and non-federal entities are part of the LCR MSCP Steering Committee including water and power entities, state agencies from Arizona, California, and Nevada, municipalities, Native American Tribes, and non-governmental organizations. See the program website for details.

General Program Requirements

Non-federal entities that require ESA Section 10 coverage must pay part of the non-federal cost share to become permittees and be part of the Steering Committee. ESA coverage is obtained by the completion of conservation measures described in a Habitat Conservation Plan. Reclamation is the implementing agency for the HCP.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Reclamation uses contracts, grants, and agreements to complete conservation measures.

Program Contact Information

John Swett
Program Manager

Additional Information

Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Funding TypeMandatory
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Length of Program50 years (until April 2055)
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Tribes Funded by this ProgramTribes are not funded through this program. Individual projects may be done with Tribes to help complete conservation measures.

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