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Grants to Canada Organizations for Collaborative Habitat Conservation Projects

Canada Standard Grants

US Fish and Wildlife Service - North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #157124

Grant Description

Grants to Canada organizations for collaborative conservation projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended to support partnerships working on long-term projects focused on the protection, enhancement, and restoration of wetlands and habitats. Funding is intended to restore and conserve wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl and other migratory birds.

Proposals to the NAWCA Canada program should demonstrate how the activities of partners would encourage sustainable and effective programs for the long-term conservation of wetlands-associated migratory birds. NAWCA funds wetlands conservation projects that include: a) the acquisition of property containing wetlands ecosystems and associated habitats, including water rights, where the acquired land will be administered for its long-term conservation and for the benefit of migratory birds, fish, and other wildlife that depend on it; and/or b) restoration, enhancement, or management of wetlands ecosystems and associated habitats, where these activities will be conducted on lands and waters that will be administered for their long-term conservation and for the benefit of migratory birds, fish, and other wildlife that depend on them.
NAWCA Canada proposals contribute to efforts to reduce climate pollution, support climate resilience, support land conservation and biodiversity efforts and leverage partnerships.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Canada Standard Grants Program is a matching grant program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out wetlands conservation projects in Canada.

For information regarding funding restrictions, see page 9 of the FOA, in Attached Files, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: August 26, 2022.
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, ET, on the listed application due date.
Expected Award Date: June 6, 2023

Applicants are required to have an Identifier and System for Award Management ( Registration.
- Unique Entity Identifier (UEI):
- Applicants can register on the website:
- Foreign recipients receiving funds to a final destination bank outside the U.S. are required to receive payment through the U.S. Treasury’s International Treasury Services (ITS) System. Foreign recipients receiving funds to a final destination bank in the U.S. are required to enter and maintain current banking details in their entity profile and receive payment through the Automated Clearing House network by electronic funds transfer (EFT).

NAWCA Federal funding shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the Project (including only NAWCA and U.S. non-Federal match funds). At least 50% of funds used as match for a NAWCA project must be from U.S. non-Federal sources and up to 50% of match for any project may be from Canadian sources.

It is recommended that the JV Coordinators or provincial JV Coordinators be contacted in the first half of the calendar year with any proposed work to see if it would be considered a good fit with Provincial and Joint Venture habitat goals. The Joint Venture partnership will work to include any eligible work into the Joint Venture proposals for the funding cycle.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act:

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grant Administration Standards for Canadian Recipients:

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $10,000,000
Award Floor: $200,000

Contact Information:

For more information about developing and submitting a project proposal, contact North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) at:
North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada)
351 Boul. St-Joseph, Place Vincent Massey, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Québec, Canada K1A 0H3

Or contact the NAWMP/NAWCC Coordinator, Lisa Bidinosti (, Canadian Wildlife Service Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada, 819-420-7846.

For general program information, contact the Canada Standard Grants Program Coordinator in the United States: Justin Markey ( 703/358 2552.

For programmatic technical assistance, contact:
Stacy Sanchez

For technical registration and submission, downloading forms and application packages, contact: Customer Support Numeric Input Field: 1-800-518-4726

For GrantSolutions technical registration, submission, and other assistance contact: GrantSolutions Customer Support 1-866-577-0771

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