MultiState Conservation Grant Program Overview

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The Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP) funds projects that address regional or national-level priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies. It was established in 2000 by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act, which amended the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act.  The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) cooperatively administer the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. The Association solicits grant proposals and makes its “priority list” recommendations to the USFWS, which can only fund projects from the Association’s list and manages and monitors grant awards. Each year, up to $6,000,000 is available to fund MSCGP projects. 

In addition to the regular annually available funds of $6,000,000, the President signed the modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act (Modernizing PR Act) (Public Law (Pub. L.) 116-94) into law on December 20, 2019, as part of the more significant Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. This law amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (WR Act, 16 U.S.C. 669) to, among other measures, create a new “Modern Multistate Conservation Grant Program (M-MSCGP or as we refer to it, R3 MSCGP).” This will include up to an additional $5 million annually beginning with 2020 for Wildlife Restoration eligible grants as defined by the legislation. 

 
Training/webinar recording (External links)

MSCGP Full Grant Proposal Application/budget training (May 17th, 2023)

2025 MultiState Conservation Grant Program Application

(check back at the end of March/beginning of April)
 

Timeline 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
AFWA Contact
Silvana Yaroschuk
MultiState Conservation Grant Program Manager
syaroschuk@fishwildlife.org

Federal Forms (to be submitted with Full Grant Proposal)

These forms will be required only if you are invited to submit a Full Grant Proposal package. You will be able to complete these forms online at www.grantsolutions.gov  
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
  • Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A)