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

The Guidelines and Criteria document, disponible en espanol SWBRPP Directrices y Criterios (PDF, 371KB) provides detailed information on eligibility, the application process, and how projects are evaluated. The Notice of Funding Opportunity for non-government applicants can be found on the Grants.gov website.

The application process for FY2018 funding is now open until September 1, 2017.

NPS staff in the Intermountain Region planning international travel should contact us.

Last updated: July 19, 2017