Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY24

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance primarily through cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust

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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 define where the 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.

The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 35 years of successful delivery.

Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities.

Projects delivered will advance the missions of the PFW Program, the Department of the Interior and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service which promote biological diversity, and are based upon sound, scientific, biological principles.

PFW Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.Applicants seeking technical or financial assistance from the PFW Program are requested to consult with a local PFW Program office BEFORE developing or submitting an application (see Agency Contacts at the end of this announcement or visit applications must be submitted through to be considered for award.

Applications submitted through will not be evaluated.

Related Programs

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Department of the Interior

Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: Fish and Wildlife Service

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

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The PFW Program staff reserves the right to reject projects that do not align with the regional strategic plans or headquarters priorities.

To receive funding, PFW projects must be implemented on private lands, with the exception for activities that support private lands conservation such as technical assistance capacity.

IN GENERAL, the term private lands is any property not state or federally owned.

Private lands include, but are not limited to; tribal, Hawaiian homeland, city, municipality, non-governmental, and private fee-title properties.

501(c)(3) applicants should be prepared to prove status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service and tribal applicants may be required to provide an authorizing tribal resolution.The PFW Program actively identifies potential projects throughout the federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).

PFW Program staff work collaboratively with potential applicants to identify common habitat conservation priorities.

We strongly suggest that all potential applicants work with the local PFW Program staff to ensure that their project meets the project selection criteria.

Projects are considered for funding throughout the year, depending on the availability of funds.

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