Candidate Species Conservation Fund

The principle objective of this Candidate Species Conservation funding opportunity is to accomplish conservation tasks for high priority candidate species (based on our annual Candidate Species Assessments) or other at-risk species in the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. These efforts are based on cooperative relationships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts.

Funding Agency

US Fish and Wildlife Service – Department of the Interior



$1000- 500,000

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline

September 30, 2023