The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has established a competitive grantprogram to support and advance the recovery and rehabilitation of injured, sick, ororphaned wildlife, and conservation education. Funds may be used to support facilityoperations, improvement and/or innovation in animal care (e.g., enclosure design, dietaryand/or behavioral enrichment; veterinary treatment; post-release monitoring).
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:To be eligible for grant funding from the competitive grant program established pursuant to Section 1773.1, an applicant shall meet all of the following criteria:(a) Provide proof that it is a nonprofit organization that operates a wildlife rehabilitationfacility permitted pursuant to Section 679 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations; or as an authorized satellite facility (sub-permittee). (b) Be in compliance with all conditions of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Memorandum of Understanding. (c) Maintain active participation in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Database. HOW TO APPLY Applicants are required to submit an application packet consisting of: (1) cover letter; (2)project description; and (3) records verifying eligibility. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PDT on September 15, 2022 via email to RehabWildlife@wildlife.ca.gov or mailand postmarked no later than the deadline to CDFW (ATTN: Wildlife Rehabilitation Program), 1701 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. FUNDING & DURATION This is a reimbursable grants program. Allowable costs for reimbursement cannot be incurred before or after the grant term. Anticipated grant term will be March 1, 2023 –November 30, 2023. GRANT TIERS: The available pool of funds will be distributed to eligible applicants using the following tiers based on 2021 wild animal intake in the amounts shown: 2021 intake with corresponding Grant amount: 1 – 100 ($4,000); 101 - 1,000 ($9,000); 1,001 – 3,000 ($14,000); 3,001 - 4,000 ($19,000) 4,001 & more ($24,000). Specialty Rehabilitation Grant amount Black bears $5,000. This additional grant award is available to facilities conducting rehabilitation and care of black bear cubs pursuant an “Addendum to Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit/Memorandum of Understanding” between the Department and the facility. EMERGENCY GRANT FUNDING Emergency grant funding may be provided at the discretion of the Department based on the type of emergency impacting wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Emergencies may include, but are not limited to, localized events (i.e., stranding, die-off), zoonotic disease outbreak, assistance in departmental seizures (e.g., large number animal intake, prolonged duration and/or extensive anticipated care). Oil spill and wildfire response are not covered in this funding, as separate funds are available for these emergencies. ALLOWABLE COSTS: Allowable cost types may include, but are not limited to, species-appropriate diet;behavioral enrichment items; veterinary medical treatment (e.g., medication, supplies);radiological and diagnostic imaging equipment; subcontracted veterinarian services;caging including materials and subcontractor services; cleaning supplies; seasonal staff salary; contracted work for facility improvements or repair; facility equipment; tools supporting conservation education (e.g., phone line, internet, webpage, print services).UNALLOWABLE COSTS Incentives, Hospitality, or Fundraising.
(a) Provide proof that it is a nonprofit organization that operates a wildlife rehabilitationfacility permitted pursuant to Section 679 of Title 14 of the California Code ofRegulations; or as an authorized satellite facility (sub-permittee).(b) Be in compliance with all conditions of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Memorandum ofUnderstanding.(c) Maintain active participation in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Database.
Resident of California, and located within the geographic boundaries of California.
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