Biennial Reports

North American Wetlands Conservation Act


This report presents the projects funded through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. During this time, partners over 200 NAWCA grants were awarded to, acquire, restore and enhance wetland habitat in 36 U.S. states, 11 Canadian provinces and territories, and 11 Mexican states. More than 760 partners provided over $337 million in match to leverage over $165 million in grants to affect 924,767 acres.

Download the  2018-2019 NAWCA Biennial Report (7.8MB)

Reporting Requirements

 North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Section 10. REPORT TO CONGRESS:

The Secretary shall report to the appropriate Committees on the implementation of this Act. The report shall include: (1) a biennial assessment of: (A) the estimated number of acres of wetlands and habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds that were restored, protected, or enhanced during such two-year period by Federal, State, and local agencies and other entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; (B) trends in the populations size and distribution of North American migratory birds; (C) the status of efforts to establish agreements with nations in the western hemisphere pursuant to section 16; and (D) wetlands conservation projects funded under this Act, listed and identified by type, conservation mechanism (such as acquisition, easement, or lease), location, and duration. (2) an annual assessment of the status of wetlands conservation projects, including an accounting of expenditures by Federal, State, and other United States entities, and expenditures by Canadian and Mexican sources to carry out these projects.

Grant Deadlines

February 26, 2021:
U.S. Standard Grants, Cycle 1
July 9, 2021:
U.S. Standard Grants, Cycle 2
May 19, 2021:
Mexico Standard Grants
August 27, 2021:
Canada Standard Grants
October 14, 2021:
U.S. Small Grants

Last Updated: October 21, 2020