The National Grants Committee oversees the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. Annually, the National Grants Committee has three major tasks: (1) select National Conservation Needs (NCNs) to establish the states' priorities for the upcoming cycle; (2) solicit grant proposals that address the NCNs and oversee the review process; and (3) prepare a recommended "priority list" of projects for state directors' approval at the Annual Meeting.
This "priority list" is due to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) by October 1 of each year. The USFWS may then fund projects on the list, though they are not required to fund all of the state directors' recommendations.
The National Grants Committee is composed of the following members:
Vice President of the Association (Chair)
Chair of Executive Committee (Vice Chair)
Chair of Fish and Wildlife Trust Funds Committee
Vice Chair of Executive Committee
Western Regional Association President (or designee)
Northeast Regional Association President (or designee)
Midwest Regional Association President (or designee)
Southeast Regional Association President (or designee)
Multistate Conservation Grant Program