National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
This completive grant program provides funding to States for acquisition, resstoration, management or enhancement of coastal wetlands. The goal of this program is to provide for long-term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems by helping states protects, restore, and enhance coastal habitats. The Region's Ecological Services Division, Wildife Sport Fish Restoration Program, and our State partners work together to administer this program.
Funds for the Coastal Wetlands Grant Program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. Funds deposited into the Trust Fund derive from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund.
The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) of 1990 makes 18.5 percent of the monies in the Trust Fund, after deducting administrative costs, available for CWPPRA activities. This grant program receives 15 percent of the 18.5 percent.
In Region 2, Texas is eligible to receive funding through national competitive process. The request for Proposal, when released is available on Grants.gov or through the WSFR Office.
State contact: Timothy Birdsong, Texas Parks and Wildife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4744 and fax: 512-389-8043
For general information contact:
Coastal Wetlands Grant Manager
505-248-7476 / fax: 505-248-7471
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Federal Aid
P.O. Box 1306
Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306