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2024 Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: HCP Land Acquisition (Nontraditional Section 6)

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Status:

Active

October 3, 2023

Posted:

Deadline: 

November 14, 2023

Funding

26000000

Program:

10000

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

26000000

Match Required?

Eligibility

California

States:

Entity Types:

Individual, Nonprofit, City or township governments, County governments, Independent School Districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

State agencies that have entered into a Cooperative Agreement pursuant to Section 6(c) of the ESA are eligible to apply for funding. While funding may only be awarded to States, groups such as counties or conservation organizations may work with a State agency that has a cooperative agreement on conservation efforts that are mutually beneficial, as a subgrantee.

Contact

Email:

Phone:

1-916-531-4465

Source Type:

State

Funds to support land acquisition projects in support of approved Habitat Conservation Plans that will conserve habitat for eligible species in perpetuity.; The HCP Land Acquisition Grant program was designed to reduce conflicts between the conservation of listed species and competing land uses on specific parcels of land associated with approved and permitted HCPs. Under this program, the Service provides matching grants to States in support of land acquisition projects that will conserve species habitat in perpetuity through fee simple acquisition or the acquisition of permanent conservation easements. The Service considers the use of Federal acquisition dollars by States for habitat protection associated with HCPs to be an important and effective mechanism to promote species recovery, prevent extinction, and preclude the need to list species under the ESA in the future. All land acquired through these grants complements, but does not replace, the mitigation, minimization, and/or monitoring commitments of the HCP. Thus, this work is additive to the conservation commitments entered into when HCPs are permitted and serves as a meaningful way to leverage non-Federal investment in species recovery and connect conservation lands across the landscape.

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