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Fish and Wildlife Service - Zoonotic Disease Initiative - Tribes. Due 4/20. $4.5M Available.

Opportunity Title:

Zoonotic Disease Initiative - Tribes



Opportunity Number:

F23AS00139



Description:

This new federal assistance program is designed to increase readiness for wildlife agencies to

protect against future pandemics and encourage them to coordinate their efforts across

jurisdictions in a seamless manner. Assistance will be available for a range of activities with the goal of the program being to strengthen the foundation of an inter-jurisdictional landscape-level wildlife health and disease network to protect wildlife, ecosystems, economies, and the American public. This goal will be supported through the following objectives:

1. Wildlife managers have a current, evidence-based wildlife disease plan which

considers:

  • Disease surveillance and techniques for surveillance strategies

  • Diagnostic pathology, microbiology, virology, parasitology, toxicology,, and biosafety

  • Outbreak response

  • Wildlife population management

  • Regulatory and policy response

  • Data management

  • Risk assessment and decision support

  • Training

  • Communication plans so that key stakeholders receive and understand information about wildlife diseases in a timely manner.

2. State, territorial, and Tribal managers in the same regions are connected in an inter-jurisdictional network of practitioners, including public health and veterinary services.

3. Wildlife managers have access to diagnostic services for wildlife disease.

4. Wildlife managers have capacity to manage wildlife health data, data sharing, and communication.



Eligibility:

Native American tribal governments and organizations



Total Amount Available:

$4,500,000



Maximum Award:

$775,000



Minimum Award:

$75,000



Application Deadline:

April 20, 2023





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