State Wildlife Grant

In 2000, Congress created the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. This program provides critical funding to every U.S. state and territory to plan and implement proactive conservation actions to prevent the nation's fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program is considered the core program for keeping species healthy and off the federal threatened and endangered species list, a goal shared by a broad constituency of conservationists, business, farmers, ranchers, and land developers.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for requesting and administering SWG to support the implementation of the Texas Conservation Action Plan (TCAP). State Wildlife Grants are distributed specifically for the protection and management of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) identified in the TCAP.

Coastal Fisheries State Wildlife Grant
Request for Proposals

The Coastal Fisheries Division is offering grants to support implementation of the Texas Conservation Action Plan, to prevent the need to list, promote recovery, and enable conservation of SGCN. Proposals following the guidelines below will be accepted through April 3, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

To be considered for the award, proposals must be received by the deadline electronically at A 35% non-federal match will be required. Funds will be made available to the grantee on a reimbursement basis. The time frame for each proposal may not exceed four years and shall not request more than $100,000 of federal SWG funding. Capital equipment requests outside these funding parameters might be considered based on the statement of work submitted.

These funds can cover work conducted November 1, 2023 to October 31, 2027 OR January 1, 2024 to Dec 31, 2027.

Indirect costs are no longer capped at 15%.

TPWD has a statutory and fiduciary responsibility to maximize cost-effectiveness of grant dollars. One important measure of cost effectiveness is the quantity or quality of tangible products proposed to be generated from funded projects. Applicants may voluntarily reduce their reimbursable indirect (F&A) rates to dedicate more funds to their project goals. Unrecovered indirect costs may be used to meet match requirements.

How to Submit