Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Grants to USA and territories government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education for large-scale projects to conserve and restore wildlife and fish habitats. Applicants must submit an initial proposal and ensure that required registrations are current prior to applying. Grant proposals must address regional or national level funding priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies.
The primary goal of both programs is to fund projects that address regional or national priority needs of the State fish and wildlife agencies (States) and their partners that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single State. Eligible grant proposals are reviewed by the Association’s National Grants Committee (NGC) with the assistance of one or more technical committees. Proposals must address eligible activities in one or more of the Association’s selected Strategic Priorities to be considered. Strategic Conservation Priorities are developed annually by the Association and are used to guide proposal development and grant selection for the program.
Projects awarded under T-MSCGP may use the funds for sport fisheries and wildlife management and research projects, boating access development, hunter safety and education, aquatic education, aquatic R3 programs, fish and wildlife habitat improvements, and other purposes consistent with the enabling legislation.
Recipients awarded under the R3-MSCGP can only use the funds for making hunter recruitment and recreational shooter recruitment projects that promote a national hunting and shooting sport recruitment program, including related communication and outreach activities.
Grant awards issued under this program typically include projects for biological research, training, species population status assessment, fish and wildlife conservation outreach, data collection regarding hunter and angler participation, hunter and aquatic education, assessing the economic value of fishing and hunting, and regional or multistate habitat needs assessments. Many of the projects that will be conducted under these types of projects either directly or indirectly support Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. For example, regional or habitat needs assessments will support climate resilience, land conservation, and biodiversity efforts, including the 30 x 30 initiative.
FY 2022 Strategic Priorities for the MSCGP:
More information about the priorities can be found starting at https://www.fishwildlife.org/application/files/9016/4684/1165/2023_MSCGP_Background_and_General_Information.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 137949
Award Floor: $50,000
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Performance Period: January 1st, 2023 – December 31st, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Silvana Yaroschuk, Multistate Conservation Grant Program Manager
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
1100 First Street NE, Suite 825
Washington, DC 20002
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
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