Grant Details

Invasive Species Eradication Funding Opportunity - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Interior
CFDA: 15.608
Federal FON: F24AS00320
Office: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 05/27/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 03/26/2024
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $2,960,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $50,000 (Min) / $1,000,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to support the eradication of newly introduced or established species in terrestrial or aquatic habitats of the United States, including the U.S. territories. Funding may be used to eradicate invasive plants or animals affecting terrestrial or aquatic habitats. It is expected that prior to applying for this program, the identification of the targeted species has been confirmed; there is evidence that the species is actively or likely to cause significant adverse impact to the environment, economy, cultural resources, and/or human, plant, or animal health; and eradication is warranted and achievable. Eradication, or research to that end, of species for which the origin or native range are unknown is eligible for funding if there is evidence that they have not been previously detected in the area and their presence may result in adverse impacts.

Eligible activities include those that support achieving the goal of eradication in the immediate future, such as:

  • Deployment of eradication actions
  • Implementing actions on site that support the eradication of the targeted species
  • Implementing integrated pest management processes that minimize the impacts of non-target species
  • Implementing immediate monitoring as part of the eradication project to verify eradication success
  • Eradication research and development, such as:
    • Research and development of new treatments or tools that will significantly increase the effectiveness and near-term availability of eradication tools
    • Research and development that is part part of a broader eradication effort
    • Monitoring as part of research

While preference will be given to proposals that result in eradication of invasive species, research proposals that advance research that increases the effectiveness and availability of eradication tools will be considered. Greater consideration will be given to projects that focus on species with a high likelihood of eradication and low likelihood of reinvasion and to research leading to the availability of tools upon completion of the project or soon thereafter. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate thorough planning, including having environmental compliance requirements completed.

Funding requests may include personnel salary costs as well as procurement of supplies, equipment, construction, and services.

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • State agencies
  • Interstate organizations
  • U.S. territory agencies
  • Federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribal governments
  • Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments

Applications will also be accepted from other private and public nonfederal entities with sufficient expertise and capability to conduct effective and responsible eradication or eradication research-related efforts. Applicants must have an understanding of the infestation, including abundance, distribution, and reproductive biology.

Funding may be used for eradication efforts, or research to that end, within terrestrial or aquatic habitats of the United States or U.S. territories. Preference may be given to eradication efforts that support the Keystone Initiatives geographies highlighted in the funding agency's Restoration and Resilience Framework, which is attached as the FactSheet file.

Applicants are encouraged to work closely with applicable land management entities in the development of the proposal and eradication plans if the activity will occur on or affect public resources. Applicants must submit a letter of support from the applicable public land manager if the effort will occur on public land or if a state, federal, tribal, or territory agency will be involved in the project.

Federal entities are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
Academic Institutions
Native American Tribe
Non Profits
Private Sector
Schools/School Districts
State Government
Tribal Organizations/Institutions
Application Notes:

Applications must be received by May 27, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • Project abstract summary
  • Project narrative
  • Budget narrative
  • Conflict of interest disclosure
  • Uniform audit reporting statement (if applicable)
  • Certification regarding lobbying (if applicable)
  • SF LLL (if applicable)
  • Overlap or duplication of effort statement

The project narrative should not exceed 12 pages, excluding resumes, references, the applicant's eradication or research plan, information to support environmental compliance review requirements, or additional supplemental information.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration
  • SPOC (state Single Point of Contact) notification

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at Applicants in states participating in the SPOC program must contact the relevant SPOC listed in the SPOC file before applying.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Current or potential impact of the invasion (20 percent)
  • Proposed approach (40 percent)
  • Experience, qualifications, and support from management authority (15 percent)
  • Budget (15 percent)
  • Post eradication commitment or availability of new tools (10 percent)

Refer to the NOFA file for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $2,960,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $50,000 (Min) / $1,000,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program.

Funding Notes:

An estimated $2.96 million is available to support awards expected to range from $50,000 to $1 million through this program.

The expected award date is May 27, 2024.

The project period may not exceed three years.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Eradication efforts directed toward pathogens, harmful algal blooms, or agricultural pests
  • Projects that focus primarily on monitoring
  • Long-term control, suppression, or remediation
  • Lobbying activities

Jarrad Kosa
(703) 358-2542

Agency Address
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to Jarrad Kosa.

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

NOFA File: US17622_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (176.7 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17622_FactSheet_FY2024.pdf (4.0 Mb)
Federal Forms:
SPOC (195.6 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The FactSheet file contains a fact sheet for the funding agency's Restoration and Resilience Framework. The SPOC file contains information on the state Single Point of Contact program.

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Grant Categories
Environment/Natural Resources