The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources.
The PFW Program is delivered through more than 250 full-time staff, active in all 50 States and territories.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas.
Geographic focus areas are where the PFW Program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species.
Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff.
Projects must advance our mission, promote biological diversity, and be based upon sound scientific biological principles.
Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.
Applicants seeking funding under this program should review the program strategic plan and also contact the regional PFW Program office prior to submitting an application for funding.
Authorizing statues include Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act of 2006, 16 U.S.C.
3771-3774; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956; 16 U.S.C.
742a-c, 742e-j; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C.