Project Proposal Process

Land managers wishing to secure funding from this program are encouraged to become a member of one of the regional working groups.  Each working group has a slightly different set of ranking criteria used to prioritize all submitted proposals. 

Land managers can choose from several control operation methods:

Once proposals are submitted to the working group they are scored based on a ranking criteria by members of the working group.  Additional ranking processes, such as a presentation of the proposed project to the working group may be required. Once the working group has agreed upon a priority list, a liaison from the group presents the chosen projects at an annual meeting of working group liaisons and program staff.

Once a project is chosen for funding, a cooperative agreement between FWC and the managing agency is established to allow funds to be expended and control operations to begin.  When work is satisfactorily completed and approved by the site manager and FWC staff, payment is made.