At the beckoning of the national Teaming With Wildlife coalition, the US Congress created the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program in 2000 to address the longstanding need to conserve declining fish and wildlife. Since the inception of the program, over $1 billion has been appropriated to state, territorial and District of Columbia fish and wildlife agencies. The program led to the development of State Wildlife Action Plans and is the principal source of funding for their implementation. The program is yielding results as depicted in a success stories report.