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
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 https://www.fws.gov/program/partners-fish-and-wildlife/contact-usAll applications must be submitted through https://home.grantsolutions.gov/home/ to be considered for award.
Applications submitted through grants.gov will not be evaluated.