Resource: North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants
Title: North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants
Resource type: Grant/loan
Topics: Communities, Ecosystems, Land Use, Water
Keywords: grants, grant, wetlands
Audience: All
Region: Minnesota Statewide, Outside Minnesota
Summary: Grants are available for wetlands conservation projects throughout North America.
Content: The following text was taken from the web site below:

"The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act, or NAWCA) of 1989 provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife.

There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may contribute towards a project, but are not eligible as match.

The Standard Grants Program supports projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. In Mexico, partners may also conduct projects involving technical training, environmental education and outreach, organizational infrastructure development, and sustainable-use studies.

The Small Grants Program operates only in the United States; it 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 $75,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the Act's Grants Program."

For more information including application deadlines, visit the web site below.

Website: http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/index.shtm
Suggested by: Philipp Muessig
Added: 07/15/01
Updated: 03/14/12