Migratory Bird Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Urban TreatyUrban Conservation Treaty
for Migratory Birds

A program working with cities and partners to conserve migratory birds
through education, hazard reductions, citizen science, conservation
actions, and conservation and habitat improvement strategies
in urban/suburban areas.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Urban Program Grant Availability

Through the Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2015, the USFWS Migratory Bird Program is able to accept proposals for projects related to the Urban Bird Treaty program. 

Approximately $200,000 is available to fund projects that engage urban citizens and foster a sense of stewardship where there are Fish and Wildlife Service lands or offices nearby (within approximately 25+/- miles). Priority areas also includes locations where there are existing Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnerships or established Urban Bird Treaty Cities with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Proposals should articulate tangible ways the Fish and Wildlife Service can become an asset to the community.
Urban Treaty City
Urban Bird Treaty project proposals should have an emphasis on enhancing urban habitats for birds, engaging citizens in bird conservation and connecting diverse and youth audiences to birds and bird conservation as well as an activity that contributes to the Fish and Wildlife Service's 2016 Centennial recognition celebration of the signing of the first Migratory Bird Treaty (1916). Proposals should address three or more of the Urban Bird Treaty goals (see: http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Partnerships/UrbanTreaty/urbantreaty.html)

More about the 2016 Centennial Celebration -

The year 2016 marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, signed Aug. 16, 1916. The resulting Migratory Bird Treaty and the three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve migratorybirds that migrate across international borders. Throughout 2016, the Service will collaborate with partners to create awareness, promote actions, increase support and expand engagement in the conservation of migratory birds to celebrate the 100 years of migratory bird conservation and looks ahead to the next 100 years. http://www.fws.gov/birds/MBTreaty100/

Important Grant Dates
Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check the Program page of the NFWF website for the most current dates and information (Five Star and Urban Waters program website).
Applicant webinar (Click here to register) November 18, 2014, 2pm, Eastern Time

Proposals are due: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Contact Alicia Frances King for more information at: Alicia_F_King@fws.gov

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Last updated: November 7, 2014