Donor: US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: F21AS00449
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 04.06.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 500.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is 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 Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act was passed in 1994 to provide financial resources for conservation of rhinoceroses and tiger populations. This Funding Opportunity aligns with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) mission. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund (RTCF) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of rhinoceros and/or tigers throughout their ranges.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s African Rhinoceros conservation program prioritizes projects involving direct site-based conservation actions for Key 1, Key 2, and other populations that are important to the survival of critically endangered species of rhinoceros. Funding decisions will consider the significance of the particular population to the survival of the species.

Proposed project work should occur within rhinoceros range, or if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show clear relevance to rhinoceros field conservation actions. Proposals must identify immediate threats to rhinoceros survival and support direct conservation activities to eliminate or reduce those threats. Biological management of rhinoceros populations should be considered. Proposed projects should demonstrate how they address regional and/or national rhinoceros management plans.

2) Eligibility

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.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Africa.

4) Budget

Grants may range  up to $500,000.

5) Application

This opportunity is open from 24 March 2021 to 21 May 2021. Electronically submitted applications may be submitted at any time from the posting of this opportunity until 11:59 PM EDT, Friday May 21, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted in English. A confirmation email containing an assigned application number will be sent to applicants upon submission. If you do not receive this email within five days of the opportunity closing date, contact mscf_rhinotiger@fws.gov.

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