Refuge System Enhancement/Non-Infrastructure

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Infrastructure Partnerships initiative of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) encourages National Wildlife Refuge System field stations to partner with local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations, other land management groups, state and tribal partners, and others to accomplish projects that:
i. Promote the stewardship of Refuge System resources through habitat maintenance, restoration, and improvement, and
ii. Support the operation and maintenance of the Refuge System through constructing, operating, maintaining, or improving the facilities and services of the Refuge System.

The goals of the initiative are to enable local communities to play a more active role in increasing outdoor recreation opportunities on refuge lands and waters, to be more focused and deliberate in using partnerships to help FWS address infrastructure repair and improvement needs such as proactive maintenance and the maintenance backlog, and to enhance wildlife habitat.

Additionally, this initiative can help address multiple FWS priorities as a catalyst for:
• Economic and Conservation Enhancement
• Career Training and Mentoring Opportunities for Youth and Adults
• Equity and Inclusion in Conservation and Recreation
• Climate and Wildlife Resilience
• Community Health

Deadline: May 17, 2024

Agency Website

Amount Description

Maximum Award
$50,000,000

Minimum Award
$5,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

May 17, 2024