What We Do

Since 1989, $2 billion in grants have gone to 3,262 projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Over 6,700 partners have contributed  $4.1 billion in matching funds, affecting over 31 million acres of wetlands and associated uplands. You can learn more about the projects by visiting our project summary database.

All NAWCA FY1991‐2023‐1

Grant Program1

# of Partners2

# of Projects

Grant Amount

Match Amount

Total Acres3

CG 172 593 $688,361,167 $689,236,299 16,556,682
EG (FY2000 only) 25 6 $500,000 $1,364,870 0
MG 614 357 $74,100,800 $155,558,869 4,066,194
SM 1,921 936 $61,036,084 $207,532,304 457,191
ST 4,601 1,370 $1,239,516,000 $3,088,007,058 10,889,774
Total NAWCA (CG,EG,MG,SM,ST) 6,747 3,262 $2,063,514,051 $4,141,699,400 31,969,841
Total NAWCA (not including EG) 6,741 3,256 $2,063,014,051 $4,140,334,530 31,969,841
NAWCA Standard (CG,MG,ST) 5,336 2,320 $2,001,977,967 $3,932,802,226 31,512,651
NAWCA US (SM,ST) 6,013 2,306 $1,300,552,084 $3,295,539,362 11,346,965

NAWCA FY2023‐1

Grant Program1

# of Partners2

# of Projects

Grant Amount

Match Amount

Total Acres3

CG 111 23 $31,039,721 $60,677,443 116,306
Total NAWCA (CG,EG,MG,SM,ST) 111 23 $31,039,721 $60,677,443 116,306

1CG = Canada Grant; EG = Evaluation Grant; MG = Mexico Grant; SM = US Small Grant; and ST = US Standard Grant.
2Partner count is not cumulative since some partners are shared between multiple grant programs and between multiple window years.
3Total acres includes activities with Grant/match additive and Grant/match non‐additive acres for US Small and US Standard grant programs. Total acres includes activities with only Grant/match additive acres for Canada and Mexico grant programs.

Our Services

The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio.

Our Laws and Regulations

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act authorizes grants to public-private partnerships in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to protect, enhance, restore, and manage waterfowl, other migratory birds and other fish and wildlife, and the wetland ecosystems and other habitats upon which they depend...