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Acres for America

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions for Wildlife Habitat Conservation Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Walmart

Conf. Date:

03/24/21

LOI Date:

04/15/21

Deadline Date:

06/30/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions for projects that promote the conservation of wildlife habitats. Applicants must submit a pre-proposal prior to submitting a full application. Eligible uses of grant funds include perpetual conservation easements and land acquisitions.

Acres for America is the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) premier land conservation program, and was established to provide urgently needed funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements.

Preferential consideration will be given to proposals that can demonstrate their ability to achieve more than one of the program priorities below:

  • Conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants and wildlife
  • Connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes
  • Provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors
  • Ensure the future of local economies that depend on ranching, wildlife and recreation

To be competitive for funding through the Acres for America program, land acquisitions and conservation easements should address the following conservation criteria:

  • Project Scale and Program Priorities
  • National or State Conservation Priority
  • Protect Critical Fish and Wildlife Species
  • Expand Wildlife Connectivity
  • Expand Public Access to Nature
  • Benefit Local Economies
  • Provide a Range of Ecological Services
  • Under Threat of Conversion

For additional criteria and more information on the above criteria, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Acres-2021-RFP.pdf#page=2.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143705

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,500,000

Number of Grants:

NFWF anticipates that between four and eight projects will be awarded funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments and organizations, and educational institutions.

Ineligible applicants include U.S. Federal government agencies, businesses, unincorporated individuals, and international organizations.

NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation and settlement agreements.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicant Webinar: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4830470553736720398

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applicant Webinar: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time
- Pre-Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Invitations for Full Proposals Sent: Mid-May 2021
- Invite-Only Full Proposal Due Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Board of Directors Approval: November 2021

Prior to submitting a pre-proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NFWF regional office. The purpose is to give the applicant an opportunity to share project concepts and ideas prior to fully preparing and submitting a pre-proposal.

All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services.

Budget Instructions: https://www.nfwf.org/apply-grant/application-information/budget-instructions

Applicant Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4216295453860335112

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/NFWF/Implementation/Modules/Login/LoginModuleContent.aspx?Config=LoginModuleConfig&Page=Login

Before submitting a pre-proposal, applicants are encouraged to discuss project ideas with NFWF’s regional office staff:
- Western Region Office, Jonathan Birdsong, jonathan.birdsong@nfwf.org
- Rocky Mountain Region Office, Chris West, chris.west@nfwf.org
- Central Region Office, Todd Hogrefe, todd.hogrefe@nfwf.org
- Southern Region Office, Suzanne Sessine, suzanne.sessine@nfwf.org
- Northeastern Region Office, John Wright, john.wright@nfwf.org

For general information or questions about this RFP, please contact: Kimberly Shriner, #202-595-2639, kimberly.shriner@nfwf.org

For issues or assistance with our online Easygrants system, please contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Email: Easygrants@nfwf.org
Voicemail: 202-595-2497

NFWF
1133 Fifteenth St. N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)

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