The Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Projects (AERP) is a new, competitive grant program that will provide funding for the study, design, and construction of aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection projects in … Read more
The Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program, newly established under the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports projects that reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species. At least 60% of grant funds are to be awarded for projects located in rural areas.
Projects that reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions are of primary focus, though secondary projects, like outreach and education, economic development, research and monitoring are eligible as well.
State and local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation authorities, and federal land management agencies are all eligible.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
Approximately $60-80 million from FY 2022 through 2026 is available each year for a total of $350 million.
Cost Share Requirements
There is an 80% federal share with a 20% non-federal match requirement.
The NOFO publication for this pilot program is anticipated, at the earliest, in spring 2023.
A program contact has not yet been published.