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Coastal Program The Basics: Through the Coastal Grants Program, established by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (Act) of 1990, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) provides matching grants for acquisition, restoration, management or enhancement of coastal wetlands. The FWS expects that approximately $16 million will be available for grants in FY11. Awards typically range from $200,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000, and award announcements are expected in December 2010 or January 2011. Coastal States bordering the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific and the Great Lakes are eligible to apply for this funding. While only State agencies can apply for and receive grants from this


Soon: May 23, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $4,500,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 20 Agency

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program, FWS encourages partnering with local governments on projects. §

More information is available at

Not soon: Sep 30, 2011 Amount Available

Medium: $16,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 200


Program staff’s most important tip for local governments is that they should “engage other local conservation partners to identify shared priorities and contact the local USFWS Coastal Program.”

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Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring lutants or a source category so that the knowledge can be applied to This program provides fundother areas with that pollutant as ing to identify, profile, assess, well. and characterize local air toxics Proposals that involve Enviproblems, and track the progress ronmental Justice communities of air toxics reduction activities. are favored. No cost sharing is required for The program is designed to this program. § bring the flexibility to address local trends to the nationally avail- More information is available at able prescriptive measures and also to integrate program management efforts across pollutant groups. Proposed projects can address one of the following: community-scale monitoring, methods evaluation, or analysis of existing data. Ideal proposed projects will involves characterization of particular pol-

The Basics:

May 2011 | The Fundbook ~ p.53

2011-04 Midmonth Update  
2011-04 Midmonth Update  

The FundBook midmonth update