Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
$100K (Standard Grants)
Maximum Request
$1M (Standard Grants)
Average Grant Award
Match Requirement
50% (non-federal; cash or in-kind contributions)
RFP Release
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
February (annual) & July (annual)
Beaver Pond

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants: US Standard

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). These 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 North American Wetlands Conservation Act authorizes grants to public-private partnerships in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to protect, enhance, restore, and manage waterfowl, other migratory birds and other fish and wildlife, and the wetland ecosystems and other habitats upon which they depend, consistent with the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs which 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.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Federal Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Land Owners, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, Small Forest Landowners, State Agencies
Project Types
Acquisition, Restoration, Conservation
Restoration Types
Geography/Land Ownership
Available to private or public organizations or to individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.