North American Wetlands Conservation Act – Small Grants Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act – Small Grants Program

Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Eligible Applicants:
Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Endangered Species and Species Conservation
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Water Quality & Watershed Health
Funding Range:

The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) created the Small Grants Program in 1996 to encourage new grantees and partners to carry out smaller-scale, long-term wetlands conservation projects that may otherwise not be able to compete in the U.S. Standard Grants Program. The Small Grants Program has also become an important catalyst in developing a pool of new grantees and/or partners for the Standard Grants Program.

This program supports the same type of projects and adheres to the same selection criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and involve fewer project dollars.

Grant requests may not exceed $100,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the Act’s Grants Program.

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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.