Native Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund Grants Program

Portal ID:
3120
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has established a grants program to support and advance the recovery and rehabilitation of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife in the state.

Funds may be used to support operations, ongoing facility needs, innovation in wildlife care (e.g. rehabilitation techniques, enclosure designs, diet, behavioral enrichment); post-release monitoring, surveillance, data analysis; and conservation education.

Description:

GRANTING AUTHORITY

Pursuant Fish and Game Code Section 1773, funding for this Grant Solicitation Notice is provided from the Division 2. Department of Fish and Wildlife. Chapter 7.5. Native Species Conservation and Enhancement. Article 5. Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund.

The CDFW shall maintain the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund established pursuant to Section 18749.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

The funds deposited in the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund are for the support of a competitive grant program to be established by the CDFW for the purposes of the recovery and rehabilitation of injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife, and conservation education.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for grant funding from this grant program established pursuant to Section 1773.1, an applicant shall meet all of the following criteria:

(1) The applicant shall provide proof that it is a nonprofit organization that operates a wildlife rehabilitation facility permitted pursuant to Section 679 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations; or as an authorized satellite facility (sub-permittee).

(2) The applicant shall be in compliance with all conditions of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Memorandum of Understanding.

(3) The applicant shall maintain active participation in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Database.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are required to submit a 2020 Native Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund grant application comprised of a cover letter and records verifying eligibility (ATTN: Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator). 

Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. PDT on September 1, 2020. Visit the CDFW website: wildlife.ca.gov/grants

GRANT TIERS

The available pool of funds will be distributed to eligible applicants based on the following tiers based on 2019 wild animal intake and in the grant amounts shown:

2019 Intake: Grant Amount

1 - 100: $3,000

101 - 1,000: $9,000

1,001 – 4,000: $14,000

4,001 & over: $19,000

REVIEW PROCESS 

Grant recipients must submit one (1) Final Performance Report that describes the activities funded with this grant. These reports are due to CDFW no later than December 30, 2021. Failure to submit this report may disqualify the applicant from future consideration as a grantee of funds from this program.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The CDFW will validate each applicant’s eligibility and strive to fund as many grants as there are eligible applicants. If more eligible applications are submitted than funds available, then grants will be funded in the order the applications were received. 

FUNDING & DURATION

The grant duration is one (1) year starting December 1, 2020 – November 30, 2021. Grant funds cannot be expended before or after the grant duration period. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual
  • Nonprofit

To be eligible for grant funding from the grant program, an applicant shall meet all of the following criteria: Provide proof it is a nonprofit organization that operates a permitted wildlife rehabilitation facility, or as an authorized satellite facility (sub-permittee). Be in compliance with all conditions of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Memorandum of Understanding. Maintain active participation in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Database.

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible projects may be any nonprofit organization that operates a permitted wildlife rehabilitation facility, or as an authorized satellite facility (sub-permittee), anywhere in California.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
October 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12/1/2020–11/30/2021

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$600,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for this competitive grant program is provided from the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund pursuant Fish and Game Code Section 1773.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The grant duration is one (1) year starting December 1, 2020 – November 30, 2021. Grant funds cannot be expended before or after the grant duration period. For the application period ending September 1, 2020, grants will range from $3,000 to $19,000 and based on 2019 wild animal intake.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Victoria Monroe, 1-916-856-8335, victoria.monroe@wildlife.ca.gov