Grants
Southeast Region
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Service Grants

Program Purpose Match & Criteria Funding Methodology Eligibility Application Deadlines*
State Wildlife Grants Benefits State Wildlife Programs; wildlife management; research; surveys; non-game program minimum 25% State (planning grants) and 75% Federal; 50% minimum State or 3rd party (implementation projects) Formula States None
Sport Fish Restoration Grants Benefits State Fisheries Programs; sport fisheries' management minimum 25% State; 75% Federal Formula States None
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) (Standard Grants) ($51K - $1,000K) Designed to result in partnerships for wetlands restoration, management or acquisition for waterfowl and other migratory birds. 1:1 federal to non-federal match required; most projects now have 2:1 match. Competitive internationally (US, Canada, Mexico) Open to private and public organizations, individuals, States and federally-recognized tribes engaged in partnerships for wetlands conservation to benefit migratory birds. Twice a year, usually in early March and June.
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) (Small Grants - may not exceed $50K) Designed to result in partnerships for wetlands restoration, management or acquisition for waterfowl and other migratory birds. 1:1 federal to non-federal match required; most projects now have 2:1 match.
Some priority given to partners that have never participated.
Competitive internationally. (US, Mexico, Canada) Open to private and public organizations, individuals, States and federally-recognized tribes engaged in partnerships for wetlands conservation to benefit migratory birds Opens once a year, usually in March.
Landowner Incentive Program Benefits private landowners who desire to undertake habitat protection and restoration for species at risk. 25% State to 75% Federal match (max). Tier 1 - Meet basic criteria
Tier 2 - Competitive nationally.
States, Tribes Fall
Private Stewardship Grant Program Benefits private landowners who desire to undertake conservation practices on private lands for federally-listed endangered and threatened species, proposed, candidate or other at risk species. 10% (inkind or funding) private to 90% federal. Specific criteria apply. Allocation to Regions by Formula.
Competitive regionally.
Private landowners; conservation organ-izations, community organizations, counties, or local governments working with private landowners. Fall
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund Designed to support neotropical bird conservation in U.S., Latin America, and Caribbean, as well as for international cooperation. 25% private to 75% federal.
Note: 75% of funding is for projects outside of the U.S.
Competitive nationally. Conservation organizations, States, corporations, individuals. Annually
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Section 6 of Endangered Species Act). Four Major Programs described below (1 - 4) in the next four rows: 
1. Conservation Grants (Traditional Section 6 Grants) Provide funding to States to implement conservation projects for listed and non-listed species, such as habitat restoration, species status surveys, public education and outreach, captive propagation and reintroduction, nesting surveys, genetic studies and development of management plans. Match required; no federal money may be used for matching funds; 25% non-Federal cost-share; or 10% when two or more States implement a joint project; Territories are exempt from matching requirements. Formula to Regional Offices. States or Territories that have entered into Cooperative Agreements with the Service for endangered and threatened species conservation. Once a year. Interested partners are encouraged to contact the appropriate State program.
2. Habitat Conservation Planning (HCP) Assistance Program provides funding to States to develop HCPs, including document preparation, outreach, baseline surveys and inventories. 25% State to 75% federal. If two or more states are working together, then 10% private to 90% federal.
Criteria for applying.
Selection criteria.
Competitive nationally. States and Territories with which the FWS has a Cooperative Agreement, and through the States to private landowners, communities and local governments Usually fall.
3. Habitat Conservation Planning (HCP) Land Acquisition Funds land acquisition that compliments responsibilities in existing HCPs, that has benefit for listed, proposed or candidate species or that has ecosystem benefits for these species. 25% State to 75% federal. If two or more states are working together, then 10% private to 90% federal.
Criterial for applying.
Selection criteria.
Competitive nationally. States and Territories with which the FWS has a Cooperative Agreement, and through the States to private landowners, communities and local governments Usually fall.
4. Recovery Land Acquisition Provide fundinq to States to acquire habitat for federally listed endangered and threatened species. Match required; no federal money may be used for matching funds; 25% non-Federal cost-share; or 10% when two or more States implement a joint project; Territories are exempt from matching requirements. Additional eligibility and ranking criteria apply to this program. Formula to Regional Offices. Competitive at the Regional level. States and Territories with which the FWS has a Cooperative Agreement, and through the States to private landowners, communities and local governments Once a year. Interested partners are encouraged to contact the appropriate State program.
Clean Vessel Act Is designed to help States construct pump-out and dump stations to dispose of vessel sewage from recreational boats. 25% State to 75% federal Competitive. States. Fall
Invasive Species Risk Assessments To support assessments to determine risk associated with unintentional introductions and intentional import of species to the U.S. 100 federal Competitive regionally and nationally States; NGOs; other Federal agencies; colleges and universities. Annually
Tribal Wildlife Grants Assist the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats on tribal lands. 100% federal. Competitive nationally. Federally-recognized tribes. Annually, depending on when funds become available.
Tribal Landowner Incentive Program Assist actions that protect or restore federally listed, proposed, or candidate species or other at-risk species on tribal lands. 25% Tribal to 75% federal. Competitive nationally. Federally-recognized tribes. Annually, depending on when funds become available.
Hunter Education Program (Wildlife Restoration) Help States with their existing hunter educational programs. 25% State to 75% federal. Formula. States Anytime
Boating Infrastructure Grants Program Assist States in the construction and maintenance of tie-up facilities for non- trailerable recreational boats. 25% State to 75% federal. Tier 1 - Up to $100K per State.

Tier 2 - Competitive nationally.

States Summer
Wildlife Restoration Program Assist States in the management of wildlife populations. 25% private to 75% federal Formula States Anytime
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program Designed to assist States, Territories, and their partners in the acquisition, restoration or enhancement of coastal wetlands. 25% State to 75% federal.
Special criteria.
Ranking criteria available.
Competitive nationally. States Annually, usually in early June.

 

Last updated: March 4, 2010