Shell Marine Habitat Program

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
What’s it worth?: To be disclosed

The Shell Marine Habitat Program was established to support marine and coastal habitats in:

  • Gulf of Mexico
  • North Aleutian Basin
  • North Slope Borough
  • Northwest Artic Borough areas of Alaska

Funds are used to support conservation and restoration activities that benefit important species and their habitats. Funds may be used for activities of:

  • Restoring oyster reefs
  • Protecting, restoring, and creating wetland habitats for

– Shorebirds
– Waterbirds
– Waterfowl

  • Monitoring habitats
  • Implementing protection strategies
  • Conducting applied research in targeted areas
  • Restoration opportunities

Funds may run between $50,000 and $1.6 million with a match requirement of 1:1 and a match over of 2:1.  Eligible participants include educational institutions, local governments, and nonprofits. Applications must be submitted electronically through the NFWF system.