U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Applications for 2022 Coastal Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 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.

Donor Name: Fish and Wildlife Service

Country: United States

State: All States

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/30/2022

Size of the Grant: $200,000

Grant Duration: 60 Months


The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support 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 biological principles and the best available science.

The Coastal Program takes an adaptive approach to designing and implementing coastal habitat protection and restoration strategies that anticipate and ameriorate the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats.

The Coastal Program also supports the vision of the DOI’s America the Beautiful initiative, including:

  • Pursuing a collaborative and inclusive approaches to conservation;
  • Acheiving conservation of 30 percent of America’s lands and waters over the next 30 years;
  • Encouraging locally-led conservation efforts;
  • Supporting the habitat conservation priorities of Tribes;
  • Pursuing conservation and restoration approaches that create jobs and stimulate local economies;
  • Encouraging the voluntary stewardship efforts of private landowners;
  • Using the best available science as a guide; and
  • Building on existing tools and strategies with an emphasis on flexibility and adaptive approaches.

Award Information

  • Estimated Total Funding: $6,000,000
  • Estimated Maximum Award: $200,000
  • Minimum Award: $1

Project Period/Expected Duration in Months: 60

Eligibility Category

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • For profit organization other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Additional Information on Eligibility

U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organization 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). Request a DUNS number. The SAM registration requirement does not apply to individuals submitting an application on their own behalf and not on behalf of a company or other for-profit entity, state, local or Tribal government, academia or other type of organization.

For more information, visit Grants.gov.