NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $5 million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP) grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the wetland conservation compliance provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 (as amended). WMBP is a competitive grants program accepting proposals from Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, state and local units of government, for-profit entities, nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, and public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Priority will be given to banks in States with significant numbers of individual wetlands, wetland acres, and conservation compliance requests. Based on NRCS data, these States are Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and States in the Prairie Pothole Region (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota).

Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types: a. City or township governments b. County governments c. For profit organizations other than small businesses d. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) e. Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) f. Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) g. Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) h. Private institutions of higher education i. Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education j. Small businesses k. Special district governments l. State governments

An applicant organization may submit more than one application for different projects or proposing different approaches. In the case of applications submitted as revisions or corrections to a previously submitted application under this NFO, the agency will consider the last application submitted prior to the established deadline.

Amount Description

The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $400,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $1,000,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 10, 2022