How to apply...
Interested party contacts the local National Wildlife Refuge, Partners for Wildlife or other Fish and Wildlife Service Office to design a project that will support the mission of the Service. Proposals, including Standard Form 424 "Application for Federal Assistance," are submitted to the cooperating Service office that forwards them to their servicing Regional Office.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
The Regional Challenge Cost Share Coordinator assembles a committee of Fish and Wildlife Service employees from a variety of disciplines to review, rank and select the proposals for funding.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.