F25AS00003 - NAWCA 2025-1 US Standard Grants

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 18th, 2023
Close Date
February 23rd, 2024
Total Funding
$50,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$3,000,000.00
Award Floor
$250,001.00
Opportunity No.
F25AS00003

Agency

Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)

Eligible Applicants

Small Businesses

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Fish and Wildlife Service is offering the F25AS00003 - NAWCA 2025-1 US Standard Grants. This grant opportunity falls under the category of Natural Resources and is a competitive, matching grant program. The purpose of this program is to support public-private partnerships that carry out projects in the United States, specifically those that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. The U.S. Standard Grants Program focuses on projects that involve the long-term protection, restoration, enhancement, and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats. These projects aim to benefit the diversity of wetland ecosystems and maintain an abundance of waterfowl and other populations of wetlands-associated migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match, and research funding is not eligible. The grant opportunity has an award ceiling of $3,000,000 and an award floor of $250,001. The estimated total program funding is $50,000,000. Small businesses are eligible to apply for this grant. To learn more about the US Standard Grants Program and its requirements, interested applicants can visit the following website: https://fws.gov/service/north-american-wetlands-conservation-act-nawca-grants-us-standard. The deadline for electronically submitted applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on February 23, 2024. For any inquiries or further information, applicants can contact Justin Markey at justin_markey@fws.gov. By participating in this grant opportunity, applicants will not only contribute to the protection and management of the nation's natural resources but also support efforts to reduce climate pollution, enhance climate resilience, promote land conservation and biodiversity, and foster partnerships.

Description

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grant program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. The program promotes partnerships projects that must involve a) only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit diversity of wetland ecosystems and b) maintaining an abundance of waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) and other populations of wetlands-associated migratory birds consistent with the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, Waterbird Conservation Plan for the Americas, and Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plan. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible. This program supports the Department of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission of protecting and managing the nation's natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access. Also, this program contributes to efforts to reduce climate pollution, support climate resilience, support land conservation and biodiversity efforts and leverage partnerships.

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