This program element funds central office coordination of Bureau responsibilities associated with Public Law 93-205, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the related protection and preservation of trust lands and resources. Successful applications will be limited to projects that are directly related to the restoration, management, and/or economic development of “tribal trust resources.”
Only those projects that meet at least one of the following two criteria will be considered for funding: 1) Projects involving species protected by the Endangered Species Act (as amended 1973) (ESA). This includes ESA Candidate species. 2) Projects involving tribally important species and/or habitat(s) where such species or habitat(s) are identified in an official and approved tribal document, management plan, or Tribal Resolution that lists the tribally important species and/or habitat(s)and describes the tribal interest in focusing attention on those species/habitat(s).