The United States Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) established an annual, competitive grants program to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service's Division of Bird Habitat Conservation (DBHC) is responsible for managing the NMBCA grants program and administers all grants.
Applicants submit project proposals to the DBHC during the program's one funding cycle per year.
The FWS Director selects the projects for funding.
This program supports the DOI and FWS mission of protecting and managing the nation's natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access.
NMBCA proposals contribute to efforts to support climate resilience, leverage partnerships, and support land conservation and biodiversity efforts.