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Requests for Proposals

The Fish and Wildlife Service issues their call for SSP proposals early in the calendar year, usually beginning in February or March.  Each FWS Region generates its own specific priorities for SSP funding and RFP details, although the generalities of each RFP are consistant.  One proposal template is used by all Regions, although there may be some slight tweaks by some Regions.  For the most part, the same template may be used for any FWS Region.   Proposal timelines are generally the same, but may vary by a matter of days or weeks.  Refer to the timeline page for a snapshot of the process and the specific RFPs below for actual deadlines.

View a map of Fish and Wildlife Service Regions

RFPs for FY2015 funding will be added here as FWS announces them. Expect RFPs to begin in March or April, 2014. Proposals are typically due around June 1.


RFP Issued

Proposal Due Date

RFP Documents

Region 1 - Northwest

April 11

June 13

  1. Cover Letter
  2. RFP Instructions and Template
  3. Proposal Signature Page
  4. CV Example
  5. FWINS Instructions
  6. Roles and Responsibilities
  7. Review Criteria

Region 2 – Southwest

March 6

June 6

  1. Request for Proposals
  2. Proposal Format
  3. List of Science Priorities

Region 3 – Midwest

March 10

June 7

  1. Request for Proposals
  2. Proposal Template
  3. Budget Template
  4. SSP Projects Recently Selected by R3

Region 4 – Southeast

March 17

May 16

Region 5 – Northeast




Region 6 - Mountain-Prairie

No RFP expected this year.

Most funding already committed to ongoing studies.


Region 7 – Alaska

No RFP expected.

June 6

  1. 2015 RFP Cover Letter
  2. 2015 RFP
  3. Proposal Template

Region 8 - Pacific Southwest




Region 9 – Headquarters

No RFP to be issued.

FWS HQ no longer selects proposals.


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