F25AS00004_Fiscal Year 2025 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 14th, 2024
Close Date
June 21st, 2024
Total Funding
$20,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$1,000,000.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Opportunity No.
F25AS00004

Agency

Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)

Eligible Applicants

State Governments

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a grant opportunity titled "Fiscal Year 2025 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program". This grant program aims to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal areas through competitive matching grants to eligible State agencies. The 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. The primary goal of the program is the long-term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems. The grant requires cost sharing or matching and is open to State Governments. The grant has an award ceiling of $1,000,000 and an award floor of $50,000. The estimated total program funding is $20,000,000. The grant application packages must be submitted in GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov no later than Friday, June 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. It is recommended to submit the application early to address any unforeseen technical complications. All letters of financial commitment are due with the application by the deadline. Eligible coastal States include 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. For more information and contact details, please refer to the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program website or contact the national program coordinators listed in Section G of the grant notice.

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.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

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Type
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