Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund

The summary for the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund: The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund is soliciting proposals for the conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act was passed in 1994 to provide financial resources for conservation of rhinoceros and tiger populations.

The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through:
Enhanced protection of at-risk rhinoceros and tiger populations;
Protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros and tiger range;
Veterinary care for wild populations;
Habitat conservation and management;
Reintroduction to former range;
Restoration of habitat;
Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills;
Conservation education and community outreach;
Efforts to decrease human-rhinoceros and human-tiger conflicts;
Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;
Transfrontier rhinoceros and tiger conservation;
Applied research on rhinoceros and tiger populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring;
Development and execution of rhinoceros and tiger conservation management plans; and
Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of rhinoceros and tigers or regulate the use and management of their habitat;
Reducing demand for illegal rhino and tiger parts, products and live animals in consumer countries;
Combatting trafficking of illegal rhino and tiger parts, products and live animals.

Proposed project work should occur within the rhinoceros or tiger range, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show clear relevance to rhinoceros or tiger conservation. If the project includes research, the applicant must provide a convincing argument that the research addresses priority threats and that the results are likely to result in management actions.

Priority will be given to projects involving indigenous subspecies within natural range. Ex situ populations are not eligible. Funding decisions will also take in the degree of endangerment of the taxon, with more funding directed to more imperiled subspecies.

Federal Grant Title: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00004
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.619
CFDA Descriptions: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund
Current Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2015
Posted Date: Oct 7, 2015
Creation Date: Oct 7, 2015
Archive Date: Jan 7, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,340,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Conservation of Species
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Any agency responsible for the conservation and protection of rhinoceroses and/or tigers in the wild and any other organization, multi-national secretariat, public or private university, or individual with demonstrated experience in rhinoceros and/or tiger conservation may submit proposals to this Fund. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations must submit documentary evidence of their Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
How to Apply
Grant Announcement Contact
Tezeta Desta, 703-358-2208 [email protected]
Program Mailbox

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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