Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund in Africa

Applications are now open for the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The International Affairs Program delivers on this mission through its financial assistance programs by supporting strategic projects that deliver measurable conservation results for priority species and their habitats around the world.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) works closely with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to rhinoceros conservation in Africa and Asia.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,375,000
  • Award Ceiling: $500,000

Funding Restrictions

The Service will not fund the following items. These restrictions apply to all project related costs described in the project proposal, including any voluntary cost share identified.

  • The purchase of firearms or ammunition;
  • Gathering information by persons who conceal their true identity;
  • Buying or purchasing of intelligence, evidence or information or paying informants;
  • Law enforcement operations that, to arrest suspects, prompt them to carry out illegal activities (entrapment); and
  • Any activity that would circumvent sanctions, laws or regulations of either the U.S. or the country of proposed activity.

The following cost elements are not allowable under this program:

  • Publication of materials for distribution within the United States that are not related to the program
  • Pre-award Costs - Expenses incurred before the specified dates of award period of performance (unless prior written approval is received.)
  • Programs designed to advocate policy views or positions of foreign governments or views of a particular political faction
  • Entertainment and/or alcoholic beverages
  • Purchase of Land
  • Direct support or the appearance of direct support for individual or single-party electoral campaigns
  • Duplication of services immediately available through municipal, provincial, or national government.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants can be:

  • Individuals;
  • Multi-national secretariats;
  • Foreign national and
  • Local government agencies;
  • Non-profit non-governmental organizations;
  • For-profit organizations;
  • Public and private institutions of higher education;
  • U.S. territorial governments; and
  • Tribes and Tribal organizations.

For more information, visit Grant,gov


Important Dates

Post Date - 18 Nov 2020

Deadline Date - 04 Jun 2021

Donor Name

Fish and Wildlife Service

Grant Size

1000000 to $



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