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Lower Mississippi River Capacity Building Project

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2002–September 30, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

About this grant

The Mississippi Delta is ecologically one of the richest regions in the United States. However, various activities throughout the Delta have resulted in degraded habitat and wide economic disparity among residents. A recent strategic planning process by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) identified a number of challenges facing environmental and conservation groups working in the region.Multiyear funding will support efforts to address the challenges by building the overall capacity of groups working on conservation issues within the Delta; encouraging the groups to network and produce collaborative conservation efforts; and connecting local conservation efforts to larger initiatives and federal and state conservation agencies. Specific programs will include working with three key constituencies to form a more active network for environmental and conservation efforts in the Delta; awarding from three to five grants each year; providing mentoring and technical assistance to existing organizations; and evaluating the success of the project.NFWF was established in 1984 by Congress to promote improved conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.