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Grant Opportunities

Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

Grants are available on a competitive basis to help preserve important habitat such as wetlands and to protect certain endangered or threatened species. These are available from various state and federal agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For a general overview of grants available specifically from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, visit Financial Assistance.Not all grants described are submitted to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. This page provides general descriptions and web links leading to more information regarding various grants. Read each grant's description carefully to see which agency is accepting the application, who may qualify for a particular grant and how to contact that responsible agency for information.

For information on grants for endangered species from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit Endangered Species Grants to States, Territories and Private Landowners.

For information on grants administered through the states, visit Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (Section 6) Grants.


Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has established a Partners for Fish and Wildlife program that provides technical and financial assistance in cooperation with other agencies, conservation organizations, and landowners to help restore and protect wildlife habitat on privately owned land.

To learn more about opportunities in Georgia, contact Jim Bates (Partners State Coordinator) and Joe Kirsch (Partners Biologist, Northwest Georgia) or visit FWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife.


Georgia Environmental Protection Division Grants

Under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) awards a Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) to fund eligible projects, which support the implementation of the Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Program. Section 319(h) Grant funds for the prevention, control and/or abatement of Nonpoint Sources of Pollution (NPS pollution) are available via competitive process to public agencies in Georgia. For more information, please visit the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Grants page.


The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a private, nonprofit, tax exempt organization, established by Congress in 1984 and dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the habitat on which they depend. The Foundation's Congressional legislation directs that it will "encourage, accept and administer private gifts and property for the benefit of, or in connection with, the activities and services of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service." For more information, please visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Grants page


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wetlands Program Development Grants
The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs), initiated in FY90, provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. While WPDGs can continue to be used by recipients to build and refine any element of a comprehensive wetland program, priority will be given to funding projects that address the three priority areas identified by EPA: Developing a comprehensive monitoring and assessment program; improving the effectiveness of compensatory mitigation; and refining the protection of vulnerable wetlands and aquatic resources. States, Tribes, local governments (S/T/LGs), interstate associations, intertribal consortia, and national non-profit, non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. For more information, please visit EPA's Wetland Program Development Grants Page.


Last updated: April 23, 2021