San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

A partnership working to protect, restore, increase, and enhance wetland habitats
throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish, and other wildlife

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National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
CategoryFederal
Funding AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
TitleNational Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
DescriptionThe National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. The grants are funded through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is supported by excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recognizes the Importance of Coastal Wetlands with Nearly $18 Million in Grants to States Coastal wetland habitat conservation is critical to ensure that wildlife and coastal communities continue to thrive for future generations. In recognition of the role wetlands play, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is awarding nearly $18 million to support 22 projects in 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance almost 8,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private landowners, conservation groups and other partners will contribute more than $12.2 million in additional funds to these projects. These grants will have wide-reaching benefits for local economies, people and wildlife – boosting coastal resilience, reducing flood risk, stabilizing shorelines and protecting natural ecosystems. Wetlands in coastal watersheds are diverse and complex ecosystems that are vital to the nation’s economy and an important part of the nation’s natural heritage. Coastal wetlands in the United States include both salt marshes in estuaries and freshwater wetlands that extend inland within the coastal drainages. They provide crucial habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife, including breeding grounds, nurseries, shelter and food. States receiving funds this year are California, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. A list of last years funded programs may be found on their website. For partners that would like pre-review and feedback on their applications, please send the drafts to Samantha and me by Friday, May 14, 2021.
Amount $$1 million
ContactBecky Miller - Becky_Miller@fws.gov and Samantha Marcum samantha_marcum@fws.gov
Application Deadline2021-06-25
Funding CycleAnnual
Linkhttps://www.fws.gov/coastal/CoastalGrants/
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