Western Hemisphere Program (Caribbean Regional Program)

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The International Affairs Program delivers on this mission through its financial assistance programs by supporting strategic projects that deliver measurable conservation results for priority species and their habitats around the world.

The natural diversity of the Caribbean region is threatened by the growing and compounding effects of invasive species; agricultural encroachment and intensification; residential and commercial development; uncontrolled touristic activities; beach erosion; extreme weather events and wildlife trafficking.

The Caribbean Regional Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) was established with the purpose of conserving species, habitats and ecological processes across landscapes with high biodiversity value in the Caribbean. Through this funding opportunity, the Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is soliciting proposals to support efforts that reduce threats to key species and ecosystems in the Caribbean and strengthen the capacities of local individuals and institutions to undertake sustained biodiversity conservation actions. 

Deadline: Apr. 15, 2019

Grants.gov link

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants under this initiative can be: non-profit, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education based on the U.S. or the Caribbean. Proposals submitted by small Caribbean organizations are strongly encouraged.



Amount Description

The period of performance for projects awarded under this program is two years. The total amount of funding available under this program in fiscal year 2019 is approximately $1,000,000. The maximum award amount for a two year grant is $100,000 and the Caribbean Regional program typically supports 10 to 15 grants each fiscal year.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

April 15, 2019