State Wildlife Grants

For information about the latest State Wildlife Grant proposal priorities, reference the last Request for Proposals in the Kansas Register.

The State Wildlife Grants Program provides funding to every state and territory to support cost effective conservation aimed at keeping wildlife from becoming endangered. This program continues the long history of cooperation between the federal government and the states for managing and conserving wildlife species, going back to landmark laws like the 1937 Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the 1950 Dingell-Johnson Sportfish Restoration Act. For more information on this program visit the Teaming With Wildlife web site.

In order to receive federal funds through the State Wildlife Grants program, Congress charged each state and territory with developing a State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS). These strategies will outline species and habitat priorities and the actions that need to be taken to conserve them. For more information about this planning process, visit the Kansas Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan page.

SWG History for Kansas

Kansas has received a little over $9 million in State Wildlife Grants since 2001. The current year's apportionment for Fiscal Year 2010 is $1,116,690. Reference A Future for Kansas Wildlife magazine article for a description of past SWG projects funded in Kansas.

List of Projects (To receive specific project information click here)

  • Evaluate Nesting Success of Red Hills Species
  • Evaluate Freshwater Mussel Populations in Southeastern Kansas Streams
  • Develop a Non-indigenous Invasive Species Management Plan
  • Sensitive Species Coordination Project
  • Data Management System for Sensitive Species
  • Inventory for Natural Areas in KDWP Region 2
  • Distribution and Status of Kansas Herpetofauna in Need of Information
  • Develop State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan
  • Statewide Survey Sensitive Fishes and Mussels
  • Anderson County Prairie Conservation Project (completed)
  • Aquatic GAP, KSU Using GIS Predictive Models
  • Section-based Inventory for Shortgrass Prairie Bird Species
  • Instream Flow Assessments