National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant Program is a competitive grant matching program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands of U.S. coastal states and trust territories.

Although only state agencies are eligible applicants, we are encouraged by USFWS to partner with tribes, cities, counties, land trusts, and other state and federal agencies. Partner organizations are considered sub-grantees for any successfully awarded projects.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: There is typically $17-20 million available for each annual funding cycle.
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Awards typically range from $125,000 (there is no specific minimum) to a maximum of $1,000,000.
  • Amount of matching funds required: A minimum 25 percent match is required, however, additional points are awarded for match above the minimum amount. Match is to be provided by subgrantee. Ecology does not provide matching funds.
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