Project Support

Researcher holding bat in gloved hand to make observations
Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) identified during collaborative research in Arizona and Mexico.

NPS photo

Any park unit, National Heritage Area, or central office program in the Intermountain Region is eligible to apply for SWBRPP funding. Educational institutions, private non-profit organizations, and state, local and tribal governments are also eligible to apply. Foreign organizations and governments outside the United States and its territories are not eligible to apply.

Projects must benefit a unit of the National Park Service or National Heritage Area within the Intermountain Region as well as a protected area in Mexico by addressing cultural or natural resource issues shared by both countries. Project categories include:

  • Research
  • Protection
  • Education/Information Sharing

Submission for FY2024 Project Proposal has ended. Please check back for the next round for project proposals in Fall 2023. In the mean time, please use the link and information below to see what is required to apply.

Click here to access the FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the Southwest Border Resource Protection Program (SWBRPP) at the National Park Service. We hope that there will be roughly $275,000 available to allocate towards projects. Each project will be capped at $55,000 and there is no longer a limit to number of projects each organization can submit.

Last updated: January 23, 2023