May 13, 2005
Applications for 2006-1 window of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants from Canada must be received by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, no later than the date shown. Canadian NAWCA grants are also due January 3, 2006, for the 2006-3 grant cycle. However,all Canadian NAWCA applications must be submitted through NABCI/NAWCC Canada. For application schedules and other details, contact NABCI/NAWCC Canada at Suite 200, 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 2B5, phone 613/228-2601, fax 613/228/0206, email LBilecki@bellnet.ca.
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The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) encourages and enables international partnerships that conserve wetlands and wetland dependent migratory birds and other fish and wildlife in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. In Canada, applications (proposals) for these projects describe how partners will protect, restore, enhance, and manage wetland habitats across Canada. U.S. funds from non-federal sources must equal the awarded NAWCA funds (1:1 match). Canadian partner contributions, although not required by law, are encouraged. Both cash and in-kind match are allowed and match is eligible up to two years prior to the year the proposal is submitted. Grant periods are typically two years.
The exact amount of funding that will be available for a given year is unknown. By law, 30-to-60 percent of the annual NAWCA appropriation must be spent on wetlands projects in Canada and Mexico. The U.S. North American Wetlands Conservation Council determines the amount of funding that will go to Canada each year. After NAWCA funding levels for Canada are established, Canadian partners within joint ventures develop proposals using a lengthy collaborative process.
Proposals are prepared according to a Solicitation Package developed by NABCI/NAWCC Canada and the Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Proposals are then submitted through NABCI/NAWCC Canada to the U.S. North American Wetlands Conservation Council for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. Approved projects are administered by the Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Alaska Subsistence Management
For additional information, visit the NABCI/NAWCC Canada website.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Interior, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Migratory Birds and State Programs, Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, MBSP 4075, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203