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.

Urban Bird Treaty Grant Fund Applications Closed

When additional funds become available for the Urban Bird Treaty program, a notice will be posted on this site as well as on Grants.gov.

FUNDING - Urban Bird Treaty Cities Challenge Grants.
Based on a completive grants proposal process, chosen cities are awarded Service "challenge" grants. The Urban Bird Treaty city is "challenged" to raise an amount equal to Urban Treaty Cityor greater than the amount of funds awarded by the Service. The matching support raised by the Urban Bird Treatycity must be of non-federal origin. Matches may consist ofcash, "in-kind" contributions of goods and services from the Urban Bird Treaty city and its partners, or a combination of cash or in-kind donations from other institutions orbusinesses. The Urban Bird Treaty program offers a great deal of flexibility to incorporate the best combination ofprojects that are appropriate for the city and that will also have the greatest benefits to birds.

While any city can work to become a bird friendly city, only a select few are chosen to receive challenge grant funds. Funding from the Service may not always available on a regular basis. When funding is available, Urban Bird Treaty cities are selected based on the content of their proposal, and for their commitment to conserve birds and educate and involve citizens in conservation plans and actions. Proposals are accepted based on how well they address the Urban Bird Treaty program goal components and how effective they will be in facilitating Urban Bird Treaty partnerships that can bring money and other resources to the Urban Bird Treaty program.


Contact Alicia Frances King for more information at Alicia_F_King@fws.gov


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Last updated: April 11, 2012