New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Share with Wildlife Program

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Deadline: May 31, 2019 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: New Mexico

Location of residency: New Mexico

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Overview:

Purpose

The Share with Wildlife program of the State of New Mexico's Department of Game and Fish (Agency) will consider projects to conduct habitat enhancement (habitat), biological and ecological studies (research), wildlife rehabilitation, and wildlife education to begin during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2020 (1 January 2020-31 May 2020). The Share with Wildlife program provides funding to perpetuate the renewable wildlife resource that provides pleasure and recreation to all New Mexicans (7-2-23 NMSA 1978). Share with Wildlife focuses on wildlife species that are without other sources of funding and provides for conservation and management efforts in New Mexico that would otherwise be lacking in support.


The purpose of this Call For Project Information (CFPI) is to identify project topics of particular interest to the Agency and encourage project proposal submission by qualified personnel who may implement conservation actions described within the State Wildlife Action Plan for New Mexico (SWAP) that are pertinent to these topics of interest. Projects should benefit Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and/or their habitats and inform conservation and management activities of New Mexico wildlife managers.

The Agency emphasizes that this CFPI is not equivalent to the formal state procurement procedure that is referred to as a Request For Proposals. This CFPI is intended to generate project proposals for consideration and possible implementation during FY2020. Share with Wildlife staff will consult with other Agency personnel and individuals from agencies and organizations with mandates and responsibilities relating to wildlife and habitat conservation and management in New Mexico to develop recommendations for Share with Wildlife project funding in FY2020. Share with Wildlife projects may also address needs that are identified internally within the Agency and outside of this CFPI. Proposals for projects that exceed a threshold of $50,000 in requested funding will not be selected for funding under this CFPI. It is anticipated that the Share with Wildlife budget will increase for FY20, so funding of project(s) closer to the $50,000 limit is more possible than in previous years. The $50,000 cap on proposed project amount remains.

Project Topics of Particular Interest

The Agency shall consider proposals that address one of these four major categories (which are not listed in order of priority):
  • habitat enhancement (habitat),
  • biological and ecological studies (research),
  • wildlife rehabilitation, and
  • wildlife education.

Projects must address one or more of the following topics, which represent Agency priorities, OR continue projects previously funded through last year’s (FY2019) CFPI. All projects must relate to one or more SGCN as identified in the SWAP. Research and habitat projects must ALSO address one or more conservation actions as outlined in the SWAP. Pertinent portions of the SWAP to consider include the list of SGCN (pages 14-19) and species-specific threats and factors that affect SGCN (Appendix F; pages 310-365). Conservation actions are described in Chapters 5 through 10 for each threat within each ecoregion and in Chapter 3 for threats to aquatic ecosystems. Habitat descriptions are spread across ecoregion chapters (Chapters 5-10) and in Chapter 2. Project topic numbers are included below; all offerors, except those continuing a project from FY2019, should reference one or more of these topic numbers on their proposal Cover Sheet (Appendix A).


See the Full RFP for details fo each project topic area. 

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Eligibility:

  • Universities; non-profit and for profit entities; local, state, and federal agencies; and individuals are all eligible to submit a proposal in response to this CFPI. 
  • The project must relate to to wildlife and habitat conservation and management in New Mexico .
  • The program funds four categories of wildlife projects: research, education, habitat enhancement, and rehabilitation. 

Preferences:

  • Matching funds are not required for Share with Wildlife projects. However, projects that include non-federal matching funds totaling ≥35% of the total project cost will receive higher consideration.

Ineligibility:

  • Share with Wildlife funding for habitat and research projects is NOT eligible to serve as required matching funds for other grant programs. 
  • Projects involving the capture, handling, collection, or other direct take of wildlife that are listed as Threatened or Endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act are NOT eligible for Share with Wildlife funding except where the species is referenced as being of interest in this CFPI AND the offeror has a Section 10 Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery permit issued by US Fish and Wildlife Service that covers any direct take associated with the proposed action. 
    • This includes projects that would result in any harassment, harm, pursuit, hunting, shooting, wounding, killing, trapping, capturing, or collection of federally listed species through direct actions (such as invasive surveys or handling).