What We Do

Since 2002, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act has provided $84.4 million in grants to support 686 projects in 43 countries. These projects have positively affected approximately 5 million acres of bird habitat and spurred partnerships on multiple levels contributing an additional $327.9 million. The networks that have developed as a result of NMBCA funding have evolved into powerful conservation alliance. You can learn more about the projects by visiting our project summary database.

All NMBCA FY2002‐2022

Grant Program1

# of Projects2

Grant Amount

Match Amount

Match Ratio

# of Countries/
Territories

Countries/Territories List

NT 686 $84,462,435 $327,964,988 3.9 to 1 43 Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S.A., Uruguay, and Venezuela. Also included, but not counted in total country/territory #, is: Caribbean Region, Central America Countries, Entire Neotropical Region, and South America Countries.
IP 70 $10,276,125 $42,221,675 4.1 to 1 19 Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, U.S.A., and Uruguay. Also included, but not counted in total country/territory #, is: Entire Neotropical Region.

NMBCA FY2022

Grant Program1

# of Projects2

Grant Amount

Match Amount

Match Ratio

# of Countries/
Territories

Countries/Territories List

NT 28 $4,865,086 $17,852,644 3.7 to 1 18 Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, U.S.A., Uruguay, and Venezuela.
IP 6 $1,108,279 $3,789,769 3.4 to 1 7 Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay.

1NT = NMBCA Grant; IP = NMBCA Impact Program Grant
2Note: Impact Program projects are included in the overall NT Grant program count.

Our Services

The NMBCA program provides matching grants to Neotropical migratory bird conservation projects throughout the Western Hemisphere, with at least 75 percent of funding going to projects outside the United States. The competitive grants require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 3-to-1 ratio.

Our Laws and Regulations

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act authorizes grants for the conservation of neotropical migratory birds in the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean, with 75 percent of the amounts made available to be expended on projects outside the United States. The funds are to be...