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Since 2002, more than $50.1 million in grants.

Grants have supported 451 projects in 36 countries.

Partners have contributed an additional $190.6 million.

More than 3.7 million acres of habitat affected.

The Congress of the United States passed the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (Act) in 2000 as Public Law 106-247-July 20, 2000. (Click here to read the Act .) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Division of Bird Habitat Conservation (DBHC) is responsible for managing the grants program that implements the Act. Organizations applying for NMBCA grants and successful applicants must follow the guidelines given here.

An Advisory Group convened by the Secretary of the Interior makes policy recommendations. A panel of Service staff and outside experts, the Review Team, is designated annually by the FWS Director according to criteria set by the Advisory Group. This team reviews eligible project proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the FWS Director. The Director approves the projects for funding on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The DBHC administers the grants for all approved projects.

The program collaborates with national and international bird conservation initiatives, including Partners in Flight, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI), and the U.S. Bird Conservation Joint Ventures.








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