US FWS Posts Instructions for 2019 NMBCA Grant Program

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has posted application instructions for the 2019 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grant program.

Description from FWS:

The NMBCA provides critical funding each year for bird conservation and research throughout the Western Hemisphere and is the only source of federal funding solely dedicated to the conservation of our shared migratory bird heritage.

The NMBCA program is specifically designed to send at least 75% of its funding to projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, where habitat loss and other threats to migratory birds that spend part of their lives in the United States are significant and conservation funding is scarce. Because the program works throughout the Western Hemisphere, it is able to support the full life-cycle needs of the birds. For instance, the NMBCA funds work for cerulean warbler and wood thrush on its breeding grounds as well as key stopover and wintering sites in Central America and South America.

Since 2002, the NMBCA has provided more than $58.5 million in grants to support 510 projects in 36 countries. These projects have positively affected more than 4.2 million acres of bird habitat and spurred partnerships on multiple levels contributing an additional $221.9 million.


Additional information and application instructions can be found at

The deadline to apply is November 6, 2018.