Partners for Wildlife (P4W) Request for Proposals

March 17, 2023: Partners for Wildlife is seeking proposals for grant-based projects from wildlife rehabilitators and rehabilitation organizations throughout the program's seven-state focus area. P4W seeks to support projects and activities that will help organizations mitigate the impacts of HPAI on their patients and operations; please read below to learn more about project requirements, eligibility, and application instructions. If you have questions, please email Rob Kulhanek, P4W Program Manager, at [email protected].

Theme + Goals

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) emerged in the spring of 2022 and rapidly became a pandemic-level threat to wildlife patients, particularly raptors and waterfowl. In addition to these ongoing impacts, the virus has now shown to be infectious to several species of mammals as well. Biosecurity, quarantine, and proper protective equipment for staff have never been more critical as we face a likely uptick in HPAI cases during the spring and summer of 2023. Proposals submitted under this call must demonstrate direct connections to intaking and caring for HPAI patients, improving or enhancing biosecurity measures, protecting your existing patients and/or staff from health risks, and/or maintaining sustained operations despite this major threat to wildlife. 

P4W also urges applicants to consider the longer-term sustainability of operating under this “new normal”, given the likelihood of HPAI’s continued presence beyond this season. Proposals that demonstrate a strong sustainability mindset and/or seek support for projects that will impact longer-term care or operations will be given priority. Thinking through and answering the question of “How will you plan to maintain these practices beyond the award period?” are critical.

Key Dates

Application Period Opens: March 17, 2023 / Application Period Closes: May 28, 2023 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 20; individual grants will be issued as quickly as possible. 

Available Funding

Eligible individuals and organizations can apply for grants ranging between $5,000 - $15,000. The estimated number of grants to be awarded under this request is 10 - 20.


Applicants must be a licensed or otherwise government-sanctioned individual or organization that works on the rehabilitation of injured, ill, or orphaned wild animals. Proof of licensure or other authorization will be required. Individual rehabilitators must be capable and authorized to accept a minimum of $5,000 in grant funding. Active or current P4W grantees should contact the Program Manager prior to submission to confirm eligibility.

Focus Area: Wildlife rehabilitators and rehabilitation organizations must be physically located and active in one of the following U.S. states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, or Alaska

Grant Stipulations

Grantees will be required to submit two short reports: one interim report halfway through the granting period another final report at the end of the period. Regular communication with the P4W team is required; efficient response times and open communication are critical to P4W’s ability to administer and maintain grant support. 

How to Apply

P4W has developed a streamlined Grant Proposal Form you will need to complete and submit to be considered; this document will ask for you and/or your organization’s basic information, history, and patient population data as well as the details on your proposal, its total costs, and its potential outcomes. Please submit the form as a PDF email attachment to [email protected], using the subject line “P4W RFP 2023 - Your Name / Organization’s Name” so our staff can filter and store your submission properly. Questions or other concerns can be directed to Rob Kulhanek, P4W Program Manager, at [email protected].