Applications Open for NFF’s Matching Awards Program (MAP) 2018!

Deadline: 23 January 2018

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is inviting applicants for its Matching Awards Program (MAP) 2018 in order to provide funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.

Program Areas

  • Outdoor Experiences Program Area
    • Improving, or maintaining recreation resource connectivity including, and similar to: trail maintenance, bridge and crossing construction or repair, and installation of trail drainage structures; and/or
    • Engaging youth, volunteers, or diverse, underserved or under-engaged populations in hands-on stewardship activities; and/or
    • Employing youth and/or veterans crews to implement on-the-ground conservation, stewardship and/or restoration work.
  • Forest Health Program Area
    • Promoting ecosystem structure, function and diversity; and/or
    • Promoting forest health through the removal or control of non-native invasive species, and/or reintroduction of native plants and trees.
  • Integrated Projects
    • Engaging community volunteers to complete riparian plantings as part of a watershed-scale restoration project;
    • Utilizing youth crews from underserved communities to complete habitat stewardship work and forest stand treatments.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofits, universities, and Native American tribes are eligible to receive MAP grants. If an organization does not meet this eligibility requirement, it must utilize an eligible fiscal sponsor.
  • The NFF encourages applicants to use funding from other sources (including project match) for any portion of a project focused on education, interpretation, inventory, or monitoring.

Application Process

  • To proceed in the application process, complete the MAP Eligibility questionnaire through the given website.
  • The MAP Request for Proposals (RFP) can be accessed upon successful completion of the eligibility questionnaire.

For more information, please visit Matching Awards Program.

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