Pre-proposal Due Date: June 19, 2014 11:59 PM Eastern time
Full proposal Due Date: August 4, 2014 11:59 PM Eastern time
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is requesting proposals to further conservation of species and habitats in Alaska. Our conservation strategy for Alaska follows NFWF’s institutional approach of focusing on species outcomes as the main goal, and Phase I includes three focal geographies: The Arctic- Bering Sea, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region, and Cook Inlet/Matanuska-Susitna watershed. Projects outside of these three focal areas that support sustainable fisheries or anadromous fish conservation in Alaska will also be considered. We expect that a significant portion of program funds will be dedicated to filling key information gaps through assessments and strategic monitoring. In addition, the request for proposals includes several funding priorities to help Alaskan communities adapt to changing distributions and pulses in wildlife resources, as well as to mitigate against future threats to species populations.
Support for this program is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), ConocoPhillips Alaska, Shell, Donlin Gold LLC, NovaGold Resources, and community service payments from court settlements from various federal pollution law violations. Grants may be awarded using one or more of these sources of funding.