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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fiscal Year 2005 Tribal Landowner Incentive Program; Request for Grant Proposals

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of request for proposals.
SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) are soliciting project proposals for Federal assistance under the Tribal Landowner Incentive Program (TLIP). The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 allocated $ 21,694,365 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for conservation grants to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Tribes under a Landowner Incentive Program. The Service has targeted $2,126,048 for TLIP.
DATES: Project proposals must be postmarked by April 4, 2005 and submitted to the appropriate Regional Office (seeTable 1 inADDRESSES).
ADDRESSES: Project proposals should be submitted to the Service's Regional Office for the State in which the proposed project would occur (see Table 1 under this section). You must submit one original and two copies of the complete proposal. We will not accept facsimile project proposals.

Request for Proposals: The Service invites submission of grant proposals for the protection and management of habitat to benefit federally listed, proposed, or candidate species or other at-risk species from federally recognized Indian tribal governments (including Alaska Native Villages). This program supports the efforts of tribal governments in programs that develop or augment the capacity to manage, conserve, or protect fish and wildlife species of concern through the provision of funding and technical support.

For complete application guidelines, please refer tohttp://grants.fws.gov/tribal.htmlor contact the Native American Liaison in your Fish and Wildlife Service Region (seeTable 1 inADDRESSES). The Application Kit outlines program requirements, selection criteria, and award procedures.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact the Native American Liaison in the appropriate Regional Office (seeTable 1 underADDRESSES) or Patrick Durham, Office of the Native American Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1849 C Street, Mail Stop 3012 MIB, Washington, DC 20240, 202/208-4133.
Dated: January 25, 2005. Marshall Jones, Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.