North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants Program

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife Service
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About The Program

The U.S. Standard and Small Grants Programs are competitive, matching grants programs that support public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). NAWCA grants increase bird populations and wetland habitat, while supporting local economies and American traditions such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching, family farming, and cattle ranching. Wetlands protected by NAWCA provide valuable benefits such as flood control, reducing coastal erosion, improving water and air quality, and recharging ground water. Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs that require 1:1 match from partners.

Contact Info

For general program information, contact:
Stacy Sanchez U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator | (703) 358-2017

Dan Casey Joint Venture Coordinator for Southeastern MT
Casey Stemler Joint Venture Coordinator for Northern MT
Dave Smith Joint Venture Coordinator for Western MT

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