State Wildlife Grants

The State Wildlife Grants Program provides funding to every state and territory to support cost effective conservation aimed at keeping wildlife from becoming endangered. It is designed to assist states by providing federal funds for the development and implementation of programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished.

In order to receive federal funds through this program, states and territories are required to develop a state Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. These strategies outline species and habitat priorities, and the actions that need to be taken to conserve them.

Currently, none of these funds are available for pass-through to external entities. However, this may change as the CWCS is implemented for cases where external entities could more efficiently carry out conservation action priorities. The development of implementation priorities is currently underway and will involve agency staff, non-governmental organizations, and other conservation partners.

Administering Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WDFW Grant Contact Information
Rocky Beach, (360) 902-2510,

Additional information on the State Wildlife Grant Program is available at:

Funded Projects and Applications
A list of WDFW projects funded with Endangered Species Conservation Grants for the years 2002-2005 are available below