Department of Commerce
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is authorized to provide Federal assistance to eligible State agencies to support the development and implementation of conservation programs for listed marine and anadromous species that reside within that State. This assistance, provided in the form of grants through the Species Recovery Grants to States Program, can be used to support conservation activities for any endangered or threatened species, as well as monitoring of candidate species, recently delisted species, and species proposed for listing under the ESA.
Proposals that address the recovery of one of the following critically endangered species are also encouraged as part of the agency’s Species in the Spotlight initiative: Gulf of Maine distinct population segment (DPS) of Atlantic salmon, white abalone, Cook Inlet DPS of beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seal, Pacific leatherback sea turtle, and southern resident DPS of killer whales.
Funded activities may include development and implementation of management efforts, scientific research, and public education and outreach.
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Estimated Total Program Funding: $3 million