Request for Proposals

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive through Strategic Landscape-Level Approaches

Using appropriations to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS/Service), in collaboration with other DOI bureaus, is providing grants to support implementation of measures to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive species. Proposals are requested that advance strategic, ecologically-based, landscape-level prevention measures. Landscape-level approaches are those that bring together multiple geographies, sectors, and stakeholders to protect and conserve natural resources on a larger scale.

Applications due June 22, 2022. Learn more.


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Tribal Wildlife Grants

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The application period is now open for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants! Applications due June 24, 2022.
Tribal Wildlife Grants are used to provide technical and financial assistance to Tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. Activities may include, but are not limited to:
  • planning for wildlife and habitat conservation
  • fish and wildlife conservation and management actions
  • fish and wildlife related laboratory and field research
  • natural history studies
  • habitat mapping
  • field surveys and population monitoring
  • habitat preservation
  • public education that is relevant to the project.
Applications due June 24, 2022. Learn more at


National Forest Foundation: Matching Awards Program

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. The program requires a 1:1 Non-federal cash match.

  • May 25, 2022: Informational Webinar on MAP
  • January 12, 2022: Deadline for Round 1 MAP Applications
  • June 22, 2022: Deadline for Round 2 MAP Applications

For more information, register for the webinar and apply click here.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, American Rescue Plan: Zoonotic Disease Initiative – Tribes

The American Rescue Plan provides financial assistance “for research and extension activities to strengthen early detection, rapid response, and science-based management to address wildlife disease outbreaks before they become pandemics and strengthen capacity for wildlife health monitoring to enhance early detection of diseases that have capacity to jump the species barrier and pose a risk in the United States.”

Funding will be used to establish and enhance Tribal, State, and Territorial fish and wildlife agencies’ capabilities to effectively address health issues involving free-ranging terrestrial, avian, and aquatic wildlife and minimize the negative impacts of health issues affecting free-ranging wildlife through surveillance, management, and research to protect the public against zoonotic disease outbreaks.

This new federal assistance program is designed to increase readiness for wildlife agencies to protect against future pandemics and encourage them to coordinate their efforts across jurisdictions in a seamless manner. Assistance will be available for a range of activities with the goal of the program being to strengthen the foundation of an interjurisdictional landscape-level wildlife health and disease network to protect wildlife, ecosystems, economies, and the American public.

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Closing Date is June 27, 2022 through


Bureau of Indian Affairs: Tribal Climate Resilience Program

The BIA Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (Branch, TCR) has opened its 2022 Annual Awards Program Request for Proposals. This fiscal year (FY), the Branch will release approximately $46 million in funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and FY 2022 annual appropriations. Read the full request for proposals.

An informational webinar will be hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program on the funding opportunity, and is scheduled for Monday, April 25th at 1:30 – 3 pm MDT. Register here. Proposals are due July 6th, 2022.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): Plant Protection Act Section 7721 Funding

USDA APHIS is accepting proposals for the 2023 Plant Protection Act Section 7721 (PPA 7721) funding. APHIS will provide $75 million in plant protection funding for these projects through the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program to help prevent, detect, and mitigate invasive plant pests and diseases. Proposals due August 1, 2022.

  • Webinars – June 29, 2022, 2PM EST and July 13, 2022, 2PM EST

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: New England Forests and Rivers Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the the New England Forests and Rivers Fund to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse fish and wildlife populations. Awards range from $50,000 to $200,000. Proposals due July 14, 2022.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the the American the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) to support a wide variety of projects related to ecosystem restoration, wildlife corridors, ecosystem and community resilience, access to the outdoors and to support local and Tribal economies.

  • Applicant Webinar: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Full Proposal Due Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Click here for more information and application instructions.

Department of Transportation – Bridge Investment Program – Planning, Bridge Projects, and Large Bridge Projects

The DOT is accepting applications for three categories of Bridge Investment Program (BIP) funding opportunities: (1) Planning; (2) Bridge Projects (projects with eligible costs less than $100 million); and (3) Large Bridge Projects (projects with eligible costs greater than $100 million). The program allows up to 5% annually to go to projects to replace or rehab culverts to improve flood control and aquatic habitat connectivity. Awards range from $2,500,000 – >$100,000. Planning proposals due July 25, 2022, bridge project proposals due September 8, 2022, and large bridge projects due August 9, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries: Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition

NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications for the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition. This funding will support lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries. Awards maximum is $300,000. Proposals due October 31, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries: Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants

NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications for the Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants. This funding will support transformational projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country. Awards range from $1 million to $15 million over a 3-year period. Proposals due August 15, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries: Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants

NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications for the Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants that will support Indian tribes, tribal commissions, and tribal consortia in implementing tribal priority fish passage projects, including organizational capacity building, that benefit migratory fish in coastal ecosystems, including the Great Lakes. Awards range from $300,000 to $5 million over a 3-year period. Proposals due August 29, 2022.

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In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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