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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.

Deadline for Proposals Announced: November 20, 2014
Application instructions are now available.

2014 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Announced
29 proposals submitted to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant program were approved for funding in 2014.  The grants total $3.6 million with $12 million in matching funds and will take place in 20 countries.
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Pilot Program Continues Focus on High Priority Species for the 2014 Funding Cycle
The NMBCA pilot program targets a portion of funding on a group of particularly threatened Neotropical migratory birds with the goal of achieving a measurable biological improvement in these species over the next 5-10 years. Twenty-five to 30 percent of NMBCA funding for 2014 will be dedicated in support of projects that propose to address these species as outlined in these instructions. The remaining 70-75 percent of funds will be dedicated in support of the traditional NMBCA program, where conservation projects addressing any Neotropical migratory bird species are eligible.
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Want to Improve Your Chances of Receiving a Grant?
The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program is very competitive and good proposals are turned down every year because unfortunately, we cannot fund all of the projects that are proposing high priority conservation activities to help Neotropical migratory birds.  We’ve put together a list of FAQs to help you submit the strongest possible application.
FAQs for NMBCA Grant Proposals

New Bird List
As of August 26, 2011, we’ve posted a new list of the 386 bird species defined as neotropical migrants under the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA).  Along with the English and scientific names, which follow the taxonomy of the American Ornithologists’ Union’s Checklist of North American Birds, the list also indicates species listed under the Endangered Species Act and those listed on the National Audubon Society/American Bird Conservancy’s Watchlist or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Birds of Conservation Concern.   The new list also highlights birds eligible for the NMBCA pilot program for grants targeting conservation actions leading to measurable biological outcomes within 5-6 years for 13 specific species.
NMBCA Bird List

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