National Grants Committee

MultiState Conservation Grant Program

Committee Charge:

Reviews and recommends annually to the State Directors the Strategic Priorities to be used in the solicitation and selection of grants under the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP) later in the year.

Reviews and recommends to the State Directors the MSCGP proposals that are funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).  During the Association’s Annual meeting, the State Directors approve the Association’s “priority list,” which is due to USFWS’ Division of Federal Assistance by October 1 of each year.


National Grants Committee Membership

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)

Previous MSCGP Cycles

Multistate Conservation Grant Program

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cooperatively administer the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (“MSCGP”). The MSCGP funds projects that address regional or national level funding priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies.  Each year, up to $11,000,000 is available to fund MSCGP projects through eligible State agencies and non-governmental organizations.

2022 MSCGP Cycle
Previous MSCGP Cycles



Committee Contact Information

Silvana Yaroschuk

Committee Chair
Curt Melcher, OR 

Committee Vice - Chair
Colleen Callahan, IL