National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants 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 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, a portion of the gasoline tax attributable to motorboats and small engines, and interest on the fund, under the authority of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act of 1950.

Eligible projects include the acquisition of real property interest in coastal lands or waters and the restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems.

In 2022 State Coastal Conservancy put out an RFP to work apply for this grant – coordination with SFBJV staff is advised.

Funding Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service



$1 million

Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

March 17, 2023