Attwater's Prairie Chicken Captive Breeding

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 23, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 124,800 - $ 600,000
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Program Description

The Attwater's prairie chicken (APC) is a critically endangered grouse found in the coastal prairie of Texas. Currently, about 100 birds exist in the wild. Efforts to propagate and release APCs into the wild have been ongoing since 1992 and 1996, respectively. This program is necessary to provide a long-tern source of APCs to supplement critically small wild populations and preserve remaining genetic variability. The long-term goal of the APC captive breeding program is to boost wild populations to viable levels and reestablish physically and behaviorally healthy birds to their former range by: 1) maintaining 90 percent of the original gene diversity with a minimum of 200 birds in the captive flock and 2) produce enough chicks annually to release at multiple sites. Several facilities have been established to preclude a catastrophic disease outbreak event that could potentially wipe out the species. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) intends to award Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (FRWC) a single source award in accordance with Department policy. The USFWS has been working in partnership with FRWC since the establishment of the APC captive breeding program.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00218
Funding Opportunity TitleAttwater's Prairie Chicken Captive Breeding
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Natural Resources
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 4, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 23, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJune 3, 2015 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 600,000
Award Amount$ 124,800 - $ 600,000
CFDA Number
  • 15.657 - Endangered Species Conservation ? Recovery Implementation Funds

Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.grants.gov
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Michelle Willcox, Grants Specialist/Program Analyst, 505-248-7486
Michelle_Willcox@fws.gov

Michelle_Willcox@fws.gov

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