Wildlife Sport Fish & Restoration
Southwest Region

Grants Programs

Federal Aid of the Southwest Region


The Region 2 (Southwest Region) handles a variety of state grant programs, ranging from the more than half-a-century-old Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, to relatively recent additions such as State Wildlife Grants.

Approximately $100 million in federal funding is awarded each year through the nine grant programs to eligible state agencies in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Thanks to successful partnerships forged decades ago, the public continues to benefit from fish and wildlife conservation, management and restoration efforts in the southwest.


WSFR celebrates 75th anniversary  
Credit: USFWS.  

USFWS Wildlife and Sports Fish Restoration Program Has Generated $14 Billion for Conservation from Hunters and Anglers

January 2013
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has released a landmark publication celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, the cornerstone of fish and wildlife conservation in North America. This vital program provides more than $700 million each year through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

History of success

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Projects on the spot!!

Finding of No Significant Impact for the Black Canyon Dam and Recreational Facilities Improvements, Navajo County, Arizona

Finding of No Significant Impact for Boating Access Facilities Improvements, Agua Fria Conservation Area, Lake Pleasant, Arizona

horned sheep
Photo credit: USFWS

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Last updated: December 10, 2014