Highlights of federal, state and regional initiatives that provide funding, resources or support to assist land trusts with planning, management and public education projects.
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) provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers.
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.
Additional information about Federal Highway Bill Funding relevant to the conservation community.
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.
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.
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.