Applicants submit project proposals through the appropriate North American Waterfowl Management Plan Provincial Steering Committee. After a preliminary review by the Provincial committees, eligible proposals are then forwarded to the appropriate Joint Venture Management Board, Environment Canada Wetlands Office, and finally the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) for review and endorsement. Projects are then presented to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) in the United States for funding consideration. After reviewing the projects, the Council recommends them to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for final funding approval. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Bird Habitat Conservation is responsible for administering the grants for the approved projects.
There is not a single deadline for submission to Provincial Steering Committees and/or Joint Venture Management Boards. It is recommended that the JV Coordinators or provincial JV Coordinators be contacted in the first half of the calendar year with any proposed work to see if it would be considered a good fit with Provincial and Joint Venture habitat goals. The Joint Venture partnership will work to include any eligible work into the Joint Venture proposals for the funding cycle.
For more information about developing and submitting a project proposal, contact North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) at:
- North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada)
351 Boul. St-Joseph, Place Vincent Massey, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Québec, Canada K1A 0H3
- Contact the NAWMP/NAWCC Coordinator:
- Canadian Wildlife Service Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
For general program information, contact:
- Canada Standard Grants Program Coordinator in the United States: