What We Do
We welcome grant applications from qualified grantees. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act program operates in two cycles per year. Each cycle, eligible proposals are reviewed and ranked by the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, a nine-member council established by the Act. The Council may directly approve Small Grants. The Council recommends Standard Grants projects to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, a seven-member commission authorized by the Act to give final funding approval.
Our Projects and Initiatives
Since 1989, nearly $2 billion in grants have gone to over 3,000 projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Over 6,600 partners have contributed nearly $4 billion in matching funds, affecting over 31 million acres of wetlands and associated uplands. You can learn more about the projects by visiting our project summary database.
Our Laws and Regulations
The North American Wetlands Conservation Act authorizes the grant program and establishes broad guidelines for its management.
Latest Stories and Topics
The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio.