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Competitive Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreation Programs

The Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreation manages proposal-based, competitively funded programs to support Tribal projects.

The Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation (BFWR) provides funding, policy, and administrative support to a series of programs to fund Tribal development and conservation projects focused on managing and protecting trust resources, including:

  • Invasive Species Program 
  • Fish Hatchery Maintenance Program 
  • Endangered Species Program
  • Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Program
  • Tribal Youth Initiative

The competitive programs above are managed by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regional offices in coordination with the BFWR. Funding for these programs is awarded to Tribes through a competitive proposal process. Tribes can apply by submitting a proposal to their BIA regional office.

More information on each competitive programs can be found at the links below. Each page includes a program description, funding cycles, and application materials necessary to access BFWR competitive program funding.   

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Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation
1001 Indian School Road
Albuquerque, NM 87104
8:00 am - 4:30 pm MST, Monday–Friday.

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