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Soon: Jun 1, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $1,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 70 Agency

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service



Habitat Restoration and Visitor Services The Basics: This program provides funding opportunities for both wildlife and habitat conservation and visitor services (outreach and education) in National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast.

All projects must be on or near National Wildlife Refuge land. To progress in the application process, get in touch with the appropriate refuge field station. Note that all National Wildlife Refuge are mandated to have comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) created by 2012, and so this is the final year of this competition before the CCPs are instated.

WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants The Basics: This grant provides funding to assess the potential for water management improvements and identify specific ways to implement those improvements.

Essentially, once a grant is awarded, the activities that are funded are the assessment of an area, and the creation of a report including specific recommendations for improvement. Successful generation of such a report to identify potential projects and develop the supporting documentation necessary to apply for the related Water and Energy Efficiency Grants under the WaterSMART Program. p.48 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

This program has a cost share of 50 percent. § More information is available at

Projects can be proposed up to the maximum of $300 thousand. 2009’s winners can be found here: §

More information is available at

Program staff say that if they could give a single tip to local government applicants, it would be to reach out to the regional Reclamation office near them for technical assistance and advice when developing a program or submitting a proposal.


Soon: Apr 27, 2011 Amount Available


Number of Awards

Few: 6 Agency

Bureau of Reclamation



2011-04 Midmonth Update  
2011-04 Midmonth Update  

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