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
- Alaska Subsistence Program (a competitively-funding component of the non-competitive Tribal Management/Development 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.