The Office of Conservation Investment funds conservation and connects people with nature through grants that support conservation efforts with partners. We provide technical assistance and administer grants that distribute millions of dollars annually to support fish and wildlife conservation, habitat conservation, clean water, fish and wildlife health, imperiled and endangered species conservation, coastal wetlands enhancement, public safety programs, and outdoor access pursuits like hunting, fishing, target shooting, and boating.

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The Office of Conservation Investment and our partners have fostered conservation under a variety of program names since our beginning more than 80 years ago. Our foundation is built on successful partnerships established through Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration grants. These grants are still going strong and are a cornerstone of our work. Today, the Office of Conservation Investment responsibilities have expanded, and other grants have been entrusted to us to manage. Collectively we provide grant administration and technical assistance for thousands of individual grants annually that support the operation and maintenance of wildlife management areas for hunting and wildlife viewing, support the operation and maintenance of areas to launch boats, foster imperiled and endangered species conservation, restore and enhance coastal wetlands, aid Tribal partners with wildlife and habitat stewardship, provide hunting and aquatic education courses for millions, and much more. The Office of Conservation Investment also supports other Service efforts in the administration of additional grant programs. Learn more about the grants we support through funding, oversight and administration, and technical support from the links below:

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