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Species Recovery Grants to Tribes

Species Recovery Grants to Tribes support tribally-led recovery efforts that directly benefit the following eligible species under NMFS, or joint NMFS-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), jurisdiction:

* Proposals focusing on listed Pacific salmon or steelhead may be supported through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.

In addition, grants support recovery efforts that may involve any combination of:

Can I Apply?

Federally-recognized tribes and organizations of federally-recognized tribes, such as the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, that have delegated authority to represent a federally recognized tribe on matters relating to listed, candidate, or proposed species are eligible to apply.

How Do I Apply?

The solicitation period for FY2017 is now closed

*FY17 Applications Received*

Submit proposals through, the online portal to all Federal grant opportunities. More information about and NOAA Grants is available on the NOAA Grants Management Division website.

If you do not have internet access, you may submit hard copies (by postal mail or commercial delivery) to:

NMFS Office of Protected Resources
Attn: Heather Coll
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3
Silver Spring, MD 20910

See the Federal Funding Opportunity for further requirements for hard copy submissions.

Detailed guidance on how to prepare proposals is provided in the Federal Funding Opportunity [pdf]. Please read this document carefully to ensure your proposal meets eligibility requirements and is complete upon submission. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are also available through

Funded Projects

A list of previously funded projects can be found in the tribal grants archive. This grant program operates on an annual basis, provided funding is available.


For further information about this funding opportunity, please contact:


You may also contact one of the following people in the NMFS Regions for further guidance:

Updated: June 29, 2017