MABCO provides financial and technical assistance to parks and partners along the U.S. Mexican border to mitigate impacts on cultural and natural resources and to further collaboration between Mexican and American land managers and their partners.
The National Park Service manages ten parks along the 2,000-mile border shared between the United States and Mexico. Mexico manages nine protected areas along this same international border. NPS units include Organ Pipe Cactus NM, Big Bend NP, Amistad NRA, Palo Alto NHS, Padre Island NS, Saguaro NP, Tumacacori NHP, Chamizal NM, Coronado NM, and Chiricahua NM.
For a variety of reasons, many of these National Park Service Units have experienced natural and cultural resource damage. MABCO, located within the Intermountain Regional Office in Denver, works with park units and their Mexican counterparts, as well as educational institutions, international nonprofit organizations, tribes, and local, state and federal agencies to improve resource stewardship and to achieve international cooperation.
What types of projects will be funded? Projects related to natural and cultural resources preservation, protection, research and restoration and opportunities involving an educational or information sharing goal, including, workshops, trainings, and student intern programs.
Who may apply for funding? Any park unit or central office program in the Intermountain Region is eligible to apply for MABCO funding. United States governmental entities, educational institutions, private non-profit organizations, and tribal governments are also eligible to apply.
Please view the links below to learn more about the application process, evaluation criteria and funding guidelines and to submit a project proposal.
MABCO Grant Guidelines and Criteria
MABCO Project Proposal