The Association is soliciting full proposals for the 2024 Multi-State Conservation Grant Program

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is soliciting Full Proposals for the 2024 Multi-State Conservation Grant Program, which funds projects that address regional or national priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies. The deadline for the submission of Full Proposals for the 2024 cycle is June 15, 2023.

“For more than two decades, the Multi-State Conservation Grant Program has been steadfastly dedicated to conserving our nation’s fish and wildlife populations, critical habitats and other natural resources,” said Curt Melcher, director of the Department of Fisheries and Oregon Wildlife Association and president. of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. “We need these significant investments for the future of conservation.”

New this year is a one-step submission process for the 2024 Multi-State Conservation Grant Program. Proposals will be ranked based on project ratings, quality, and how they address 2024 strategic priorities. Information can be found Additional information on the AFWA website, including FAQs, 2024 Strategic Priority List, 2024 Funding Opportunity Notice, and background and general information. Send proposals and questions to

The Multi-State Conservation Grant Program is administered by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Created through the Fish and Wildlife Management Improvement Act Wilderness of 2000, $6,000,000 from the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson funds are available annually for conservation projects affecting most states. Along with the $6,000,000 annually available funds, the President signed into law the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Modernization Act (PR Modernization Act) on December 20, 2019, as part of the Additional Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020. This act amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (WR Act, 16 USC 669) to, among other measures, create a new Modern Multi-State Conservation Grant Program, which provided an additional $5,000,000 to the program, focused on the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters and recreational shooters. In addition to funding competitive conservation projects, the program also funds the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Associated Wildlife Recreation, the nation’s largest database of wildlife engagement and related economic impact.

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies— the organization representing North America’s fish and wildlife agencies — promotes sound resource management and conservation, and speaks out on important fish and wildlife issues. Found on the web at www.fishwildlife.orgOn Facebook /Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and on twitter @fishwildlife.