The John H.
Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program (Prescott Grant Program) provides financial assistance to eligible marine mammal stranding participants to support all aspects of response (i.e., retrieval, care, treatment, rehabilitation, and release, as appropriate) to the stranding
of certain marine mammals and for related scientific research.
Successful applications will be those aimed at helping support these actions.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Prescott Grant Program will provide support for response to the stranding of wild populations of species under the Department of the Interior’s management authority per section 3(12) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Under this Funding Opportunity, the Service will select projects for funding based on how well and to what extent they support the species-specific priority activities, which are listed below under Species-Specific Funding Priorities.
And, as required under the Prescott Grant Program (section 408(a)((2)(A)), the Service will give preference to those facilities with established records for rescuing or rehabilitating sick and stranded manatees, sea otters, walruses, and polar bears within waters of the United States.