USFWS State Wildlife Grants

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Almost $50 million in funding has been allocated to state wildlife agencies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program.

The program provides critical support for imperiled species and habitats listed in approved State Wildlife Action Plans. All 50 state and U.S. territorial wildlife agencies have such plans, which proactively protect species in greatest conservation need.

SWG grants are administered by the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program. The grants are allocated to states and territories according to a congressionally mandated formula based on population and geographic area.

Grant funds must be used to address conservation needs, such as research, wildlife surveys, species and habitat management, and monitoring identified within State Wildlife Action Plans. The funds may also be used to update, revise or modify a state’s plan.

source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service