Coastal Program Grants

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

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.

Deadline: Sep. 30, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant eligibility is limited to Federal, state, interstate and intrastate agencies; local and tribal governments; public nonprofit organizations (such as conservation organizations, watershed councils, land trusts, and academic institutions); U.S. territories and possessions; and private landowners. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Status (IRS) must provide a copy of their Section 501(c)(3) status determination letter received from the Internal Revenue Service. Federal law mandates that all entities applying for Federal financial assistance must have a valid Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). 



Amount Description

Total project funding for this program is $13 million and typical awards are under $100,000. The period of performance for the majority of Coastal Program projects is one year, starting on the date of the Notice of Award Letter. Applicants have the option to extend the period of performance up to five years. A

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 30, 2019