FY2024 Wild Cervid CWD Funding Opportunity

Last Modified: April 18, 2024

APHIS anticipates awarding around $5.5 million to control and prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild cervids. Funded projects will allow recipients to further develop and carry out CWD management and response activities in line with the following priorities:

  • Improving CWD management of affected wild cervid populations
  • Improving CWD management of affected areas or premises
  • Conducting additional research on amplification assays and other new test methods
  • Conduct research on developing and/or applying predictive genetics for wild cervids
  • Developing and/or delivering educational outreach materials or programs

Application Details

As you develop your application, reference the following materials:

Application Package

Use the templates and examples below to develop your application package. All materials must be included unless otherwise noted.

Forms you will need to complete or provide in ezFedGrants:

  • SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance
  • SF-424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs
  • Certification Regarding Lobbying (5.58 KB) and SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if applicable)
  • Waiver or approval response letter from the State’s Single Point of Contact (if applicable)
  • Copy of the current, signed Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (if applicable)

Eligibility Information

This competitive opportunity is open to the following entities, provided they have regulatory oversight over or direct responsibility for wild cervids:

  • State departments of agriculture
  • State animal health agencies
  • State departments of wildlife or natural resources 
  • Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments 
  • Native American Tribal organizations representing Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments
  • Research institutions and universities 

Ready To Apply?

To find this opportunity on grants.gov or ezFedGrants, search:

  • Opportunity Number: USDA-APHIS-10028-WSNWRC00-24-0004
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Listing Number: 10.028

Applications must be submitted through ezFedGrants.

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Application Deadline

Applications must be received by June 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding.