Endangered Species – Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant


Purpose of Funding
Funds are made available to projects that benefit New Jersey’s nongame wildlife through education, outreach, research, conservation, species protection or habitat management, or a combination of these, undertaken by certified non-profit organizations in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:3-33.11 et seq.


Not offering new grants at this time.

Application Deadline


Notification Date


Source of Funding
Conserve Wildlife license plate renewal fees.

Statutory Citation
N.J.S.A. 39:3-33.11.

Who is Eligible
Any nonprofit organization as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:5-1.3 shall be eligible to submit an application for Conserve Wildlife matching grants.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
In order for the entities to qualify for Conserve Wildlife matching grant funds, they must have:

  1. The ability to fund a minimum of 50 percent of the total project cost. At least 25 percent of the grantee’s share of project funding shall be monetary; the remainder may be in-kind support of the project;
  2. The willingness and authority to sign a grant agreement; and
  3. The ability to implement the project as outlined in the grant agreement.

Grant Limitations
The minimum matching grant shall be $ 1,000.00; the maximum matching grant shall be $ 3,500.00. The contribution by the Department’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) Conserve Wildlife matching grant shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of an eligible project that qualifies for funding under the Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:5.

Submitting a Proposal
Please visit the Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program for details on how to apply, or contact the Endangered and Nongame Species Program at 609-292-9400.

Additional Information: N/A

For More Information, Contact
MacKenzie Hall
Email: mackenzie.hall@dep.nj.gov