Southern New England-NY Bight Coastal Program
Northeast Region


SNEP works cooperatively with federal and state agencies, as well as national, regional and local land trusts, landowners and other conservation partners to successfully compete for federal funds available through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for habitat assessment, protection and restoration. Our staff has experience in accessing U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service funding sources to support conservation work in the SNEP area, with a focus on projects that benefit migratory birds (especially waterbirds), diadromous (searun) fish and federally threatened or endangered species. Our office plays an active role in managing the funds available through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program.

Beach Grass

Beach Grass. Nate Bachelor

In addition, we work successfully with conservation partners to develop and implement nationally competitive federal grants for habitat protection and restoration projects. We are frequently able to provide local partners with:

  • practical advice in understanding funding sources available through a variety of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service programs,
  • assistance in identifying the most likely sources of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service funding for your project,
  • knowledge of strategic issues and key details that increase likelihood of a successful grant application,
  • biological information on habitat values, based on our reports and other federal and state data sources,
  • landcover and habitat maps,
  • wetland and upland area calculations, and
  • letter of support.

Funding sources

Select from the list below for a brief description of each funding source and a website link that provides detailed information regarding the following programs. Most of the programs described below are funded and/or managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Last updated: July 18, 2012

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