Agency Support for Strategic Conservation

Highlights of federal, state and regional initiatives that provide funding, resources or support to assist land trusts with planning, management and public education projects.

Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Program

Funding from Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Program facilitates community involvement in area-wide planning approaches to Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers.

Coastal Impact Assistance Program Funding

The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) provides federal grant funds derived from federal offshore lease revenues to oil producing states for conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas. CIAP funding to conserve, restore, enhance, and protect renewable natural resources is available for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Community-based Restoration Program Funding

Community-based Restoration Program Funding provides grants and technical expertise to support high-priority habitat restoration projects that instill strong conservation values and engage citizens in hands-on activities.

Conservation Finance Network

Conservation Finance Network (CFN) is a resource for practitioners, investors, conservationists, students, and others interested in using innovative finance to further environmental conservation. This website provides news, training opportunities, and offers connections to a professional community for conservation finance.

Federal Highway Bill Funding

Additional information about Federal Highway Bill Funding relevant to the conservation community.

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant

Funding from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant is used to acquire, restore or enhance coastal wetlands and adjacent uplands to provide long-term conservation benefits to fish, wildlife and their habitat. This USFWS grant program supports restoration and projection objectives of the National Priority Wetlands Conservation Plan.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife.

Smart Growth Grants

US EPA’s Smart Growth Grants are periodically available to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment.