Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

To provide financial assistance, through grants or cooperative agreements, to public or private organizations for the improvement of fish and wildlife habitats associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.
Examples of Funded Projects

Wetland habitat research, study of riparian vegetation, habitat restoration.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - Specific contact information will be provided in each funding announcement.
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Wayne State University $ 502,683   2020-09-042025-09-30
Central Utah Water Conservancy District $ 1,200,000   2019-09-182024-09-30
State Engineer, New Mexico Office Of The $ 450,000   2019-05-012024-09-30
Utah State University $ 721,107   2019-08-012024-09-30
Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation, The $ 144,639   2019-09-172024-09-16
Regents Of The University Of Idaho $ 25,000   2020-08-282023-12-31
University Of New Mexico, The $ 359,063   2019-03-052023-11-30
California Department Of Fish And Wildlife $ 49,000   2018-09-202023-09-30
State Engineer, New Mexico Office Of The $ 650,000   2018-09-192023-09-30
Bosque School $ 164,004   2018-09-132023-09-18

Program Accomplishments

Improvements to fish and wildlife habitat through award of projects that track fish and wildlife movement, habitat temperature monitoring, collection and analysis of intertebrates, genetics studies, surveying and monitoring of fish and wildlife and salinity studies.

Uses and Use Restrictions

In accordance with the delegation of authority to the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior Department Manual, Part 255, Chapter 14, available at, projects are limited to the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public, governmental entities, Tribal governments, Native American organizations, and/or public or private organizations in the specific project area.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of qualified experts in the program area. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding anno