Private Stewardship Grants Program

The summary for the Private Stewardship Grants Program 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 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 Endangered Species, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Private Stewardship Grants Program: The majority of endangered and threatened species depend, at least in part, on privately owned lands for their survival. The help of landowners is essential for the conservation of these and other imperiled species. Fortunately, many private landowners want to help. Often, however, the costs associated with implementing conservation actions are greater than a landowner could undertake without financial assistance. The Private Stewardship Grants Program (PSGP) addresses this need by providing grants and other assistance on a competitive basis to individuals and groups engaged in private, voluntary conservation efforts that benefit species listed or proposed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, candidate species, or other at-risk species on private lands within the United States. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are soliciting project proposals for Federal assistance under the PSGP. The full program announcement located at describes how you can apply for funding under the PSGP and how we will determine which project proposals will be funded. In fiscal year 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded more than $6.5 million to 72 projects in 38 states and one territory through the PSGP. The amount available for fiscal year 2006 is approximately $6.5 million. Eligible projects include those by landowners and their partners who need technical and financial assistance to improve habitat or implement other activities on private lands. Under the PSGP, privately owned means land that is not owned by governmental entity. The PSGP supports on-the-ground conservation actions as opposed to education and outreach, planning, or research activities, and we will not fund the acquisition of real property either through fee title or easements. The Service may be able to assist landowners in planning or implementing projects. However, due to the limited time available for such assistance, it may be necessary to submit the project proposal for funding under a future PSGP Request for Proposals. For additional information on how the Service may be able to assist you, contact the Program Contact in the appropriate Regional Office identified at In addition, many other Federal, State, Territory, or Tribal agencies, as well as conservation organizations, work closely with landowners and may be able to assist with planning and implementing a project. A PSGP proposal must include at least 10 percent cost sharing (i.e., at least 10 percent of the total project cost) on the part of the landowner or other non-Federal partners involved in the project (the cost-share may be an in-kind contribution, including equipment, materials, operations, and maintenance costs). The cost share must come from sources other than the PSGP or other Federal funds. Within each Region, a diverse panel of representatives from State and Federal governments, conservation organizations, agriculture and development interests, and the science community will assess the applications and make funding recommendations to the Service. The purpose of using the diverse panels is to obtain individual advice on project selection from an array of diverse interests involved with conservation efforts on private lands. The Service will use the individual panel member recommendations in selecting projects, although geographic distribution of projects, the amount of funding requested for a project compared with the total amount of funding available, and other such factors may also be considered. Partial funding of one or more projects, when practicable, may be considered. After reviewing the individual panel member recommendations and the other factors, the Service's Director will make funding selections, subject only to the final approval of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Awards will be announced through a national press release and a letter to the award recipient notifying them of the selection for an award. This letter is not an authorization to begin performance. The final exact amount of funds, the scope of work, and terms and conditions of a successful award will be determined in pre-award negotiations between the prospective recipient and the Service's representatives.
Federal Grant Title: Private Stewardship Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: Endangered Species
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PSGP-06
Type of Funding: Grant Cooperative Agreement Other
CFDA Numbers: 15.632
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Grants Private Stewardship for Imperiled Species
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jan 23, 2006 Grant proposals are due to our Regio
Posted Date: Nov 22, 2005
Creation Date: Nov 22, 2005
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $6,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Individuals Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Private landowners, individually or as a group, are encouraged to submit project proposals for their properties. Additionally, individuals or groups (for example land conservancies, community organizations, or conservation organizations) working with private landowners on conservation efforts are also encouraged to submit project proposals provided they identify specific landowners who have confirmed their intent to participate on the project or provide other evidence in the project proposal to demonstrate landowner participation will occur. In order to receive funding, projects will need to ensure that landowners are willing to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service access to the project area in order to check on its progress when necessary. State government agencies are not eligible to receive PSGP funding (including as a subrecipient). State agencies are encouraged to assist landowners in developing Private Stewardship Grants Program project proposals, to provide cost share when feasible, or to participate in other ways on project implementation. However, State agencies are not eligible to apply for PSGP funding directly. Other non-Federal government entities or affiliate, including Counties or other local governments or State-supported universities, are eligible to apply for PSGP funding in order to assist private landowners in planning and implementing a project. As with other groups that apply on behalf of the private landowners, they must identify specific private landowners who have confirmed their intent to participate on the project or provide other evidence in the project proposal to demonstrate that private landowner participation will occur.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Clemency, Louise, Biologist, Branch of State Grants, Phone 7033582187, Fax 7033581735, Email Clemency, Louise
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