National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Fiscal Year 2025, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 6/03/2024
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Position/Title/Fund: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Fiscal Year 2025
Deadline: June 21, 2024
Contact Info: Nick Popoff, [email protected]
Description:

The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (Title III, Section 301, Public Law 101‐646, 16 U.S.C. 3951-3956) (Act) established the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant (NCWCG) Program to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal areas through competitive matching grants to eligible State agencies. The NCWCG Program is funded by revenues collected from excise taxes on sport fishing equipment, electric motors and sonar, import duties on fishing tackle, yachts and pleasure craft, and a portion of the gasoline tax attributable to motorboats and small engines. Revenues are deposited into and appropriated from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The primary goal of the NCWCG Program is the long‐term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-58) authorizes funding for the NCWCG Program through Fiscal Year 2026.

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Eligible Applicants: State governments

Participation is limited to State agencies or entities designated as eligible by the Governor of a coastal State. The eligible agency is usually a State natural resource or fish and wildlife agency. If you are uncertain of your eligibility, please contact your WSFR Regional Office. For Regional Office contact information, see the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program website or contact the national program coordinators listed in Section G. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts. Eligible coastal States are States bordering the Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin); and States bordering the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts. Louisiana is not an eligible coastal State for this Program as provided in the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 3955 (b)(1)). The complete list of eligible States is: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawai’i, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

How to Apply:

Apply online and learn more at Grants.gov.