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Grants for Washington Wildlife Rehabilitators
The Grants to Wildlife Rehabilitators Project helps support licensed wildlife rehabilitators by compensating them for care of sick and injured wildlife. Expenditures permitted under this program must relate specifically to wildlife rehabilitation and may include reimbursement for diagnostic and lab support services, purchase and maintenance of proper restraints and equipment used in the capture, transportation, temporary housing, and release of wildlife, reimbursement of contracted veterinary services, reimbursement of the cost of food, medication, and other consumables, construction costs, and continuing education. Funds may not be used to rehabilitate either non-native species or nuisance animals and may not be used for salaries and wages.
Funds that support the Grants to Wildlife Rehabilitators Project come from a portion of the revenue from personalized license plate sales.
RFP’s will be announced on the WDFW web page. Funding is granted on a fiscal biennium basis and the contracts are for a term of two years. There is no matching funds requirement. Applicants may submit only one request every two years and must reside in the WDFW administrative region for which they have applied.
Eligible grant recipients include
Washington residents properly licensed in wildlife rehabilitation under
Washington state and federal law. A 501(c)(3) tax exempt
non-profit status is not a requirement. Grants to Wildlife
Rehabilitators is a Direct Application therefore no Letter of Inquiry
is required for initial contact.
For more information go to WDFW Grant Site
NWRA offers a variety of financial sources to the wildlife rehabilitation community. Click here for more information.
***APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED IN AUGUST TO OCTOBER 1ST OF EACH YEAR ~ TO BE AWARDED JANUARY THE NEXT YEAR.***
Insurance for Rehabilitators
For a number of years wildlife rehabbers have expressed their difficulty in obtaining appropriate insurance coverage for rehabilitation activities at an affordable rate. Over these years, the NWRA board continued to pursue finding affordable insurance that would be available to all wildlife rehabilitators. Finally, a company willing to underwrite the insurance and an insurance agent willing to handle issuance of the policies for wildlife rehabilitators has been found.
NWRA is pleased that both The Hartford and Christian Baker Company have come together to formulate an insurance coverage plan with several different options for wildlife rehabilitators, including individuals that operate from their homes. For additional information click here.