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

Acres for America

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Walmart

Conf. Date:

04/12/22

LOI Date:

05/05/22

Deadline Date:

06/30/22 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 plant and 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/2022-03/Acres%202022%20RFP.pdff#page=2.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143705

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

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.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds can be found at https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-03/Acres%202022%20RFP.pdf#page=5.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicant Webinar:
- April 12, 2022 at 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time

To Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4022317421360457744

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Pre-Proposal Due Date: May 5, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET
- Invitations for Full Proposals Sent: late-May 2022
- Full Proposal Due Date: June 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET
- Award Decisions Announced: Fall 2022

All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Both Federal and non-Federal funds may be considered as match. Please include ALL matching sources no matter the status (intend to apply, application submitted, pledged, received). Due to the competitive nature of this program, successful Acres for America projects typically have matching funds at a 5:1 ratio or greater.

Applicant Webinar Recording from April 12, 2022: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7290766368615450383

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:
Izzy Comella, Isabel.comella@nfwf.org

For issues or assistance with the 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

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