Coastal Program

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
09/30/2019
Organization: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description: 

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinates with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Regional staff develop five-year strategic work plans based on the conservation priorities and the geographic focus areas that guides the work of the program. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Projects must advance the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on sound scientific biological principles. Projects must also support the financial assistance priorities of Department of the Interior, specifically Priorities 1, 3, 8. See website for more details.

Category: 
coasts, coastal communities, conservation, restoration, stewardship, fish health
Funding Amount: 
up to $500,000
Matching Funds: 
No
Eligibility: 
Tribal governments are included in eligible applicants
Contact Information: 
Grants Management Specialist Patrick Schulze 703 358 2567 patrick_schulze@fws.gov