Deadline: 2 December 2016
The United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is soliciting proposals for “The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund (RTCF)” for conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges.
The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act was passed in 1994 to provide financial resources for conservation of rhinoceros and tiger populations.
- The program will use a grant or cooperative agreement, whose period of performance can range from one to five years. The type of assistance instrument to be used is the decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).
- The approximate amount of funding available for Asia under the RTCF program is approximately $1,560,000 USD.
- The amount of funding requested must match scope of the activities, the anticipated results, and the length of the project period.
The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through:
- Enhanced protection of at-risk rhinoceros and tiger populations;
- Protected area/reserve management in important rhinoceros and tiger range;
- Veterinary care for wild populations;
- Habitat conservation and management;
- Reintroduction to former range;
- Restoration of habitat;
- Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills;
- Conservation education and community outreach;
- Efforts to decrease human-rhinoceros and human-tiger conflicts;
- Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs;
- Tran-frontier rhinoceros and tiger conservation;
- Applied research on rhinoceros and tiger populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring;
- Development and execution of rhinoceros and tiger conservation management plans; and
- Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of rhinoceros and tigers or regulate the use and management of their habitat;
- Reducing demand for illegal rhino and tiger parts, products and live animals in consumer countries;
- Combating trafficking of illegal rhino and tiger parts, products and live animals.
- Applicants under this program can beany agency responsible for the conservation and protection of rhinoceroses and/or tigers in the wild and any other organization, multi-national secretariat, public or private university, or individual with demonstrated experience in rhinoceros and/or tiger conservation may submit proposals to this Fund. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations must submit documentary evidence of their Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
- Applicants must ensure that activities occurring outside the United States are coordinated as necessary with appropriate U.S. and foreign government authorities and that any necessary licenses, permits, or approvals are obtained prior to undertaking proposed activities.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application packages via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.