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Fish and Wildlife Youth Conservation Grants for Northeast States

Published on March 31, 2011 by   ·   No Comments

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is an environmental Federal Agency with offices throughout the United States. Here in the Northeast Region, we cover states from Maine to Virginia.  Through on-site activities located at a variety of field stations, including wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and ecological services offices, youth will be introduced to natural resource careers through “hands-on” work with, and training by, natural resource professionals employed by the USFWS.

Their goal is to help develop a new generation of youth, who are enthusiastic and effective conservationists and ecologists. Each selected individual or group is given the opportunity to serve a seasonal on-site assignment, usually between June 1st and September 30th. During the assignments, individuals or groups are introduced to various real-world conservation and rehabilitation activities such as invasive species management, habitat restoration, wildlife management, and public education and interpretation, mixed with informal and formal training sessions directed by USFWS. The USFWS hereby invites submission of proposals from all potential sources willing and able to cooperatively administer a program for identifying and recruiting youth or youth groups for assignments at field stations in the following states.  Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 30, 2012
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

County governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Special district governments
State governments
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Small businesses
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Agency Name

Fish and Wildlife Service

Christal Cutler
Grants Officer
Phone 413-253-8233 POC for electronic errors

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