National Fish and Wildlife Foundation


Created by Congress in 1984, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds. The Foundations method is simple and effective to work with a full complement of individuals, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations to identify and fund the Nations most intractable conservation challenges.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 98-244 Section 2(b)(2)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Program authorized for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) only.
Beneficiary Eligibility
No additional information
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A Federal Assistance Application, SF-424 and SF-424 A, must be submitted annually based on the amount established in the Forest Service fiscal year appropriations.
Award Procedure
Not Applicable
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To aid cost-share conservation projects, without regard to when expenses are incurred, on or benefitting National Forest System lands or related to Forest Service programs provided, that such funds shall be matched on at least a one-for-one basis by the Foundation or its sub-recipients.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Retain all programmatic and accounting records for a period of not less than three (3) years from the completion date of awards for review by the Forest Service or its designated representative, as required.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Public Law 98-244

Matching is mandatory. 50%. Funds shall be matched on at least a one-for-one basis by the Foundation or its sub-recipients.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not Applicable Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
USDA, Forest Service, National Forest System, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants, 201 14th Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 (street address and express mail)
Headquarters Office
Robert M. Harper
201 14th St. NW, 3SE
Washington, DC 20024 US
Phone: 202-205-1671
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22$3,000,000.00; FY 23 est $3,350,000.00; FY 24 FY 21$300,000.00; FY 20$300,000.00; FY 19$3,020,000.00; FY 18$3,000,000.00; FY 17$3,000,000.00; FY 16$3,671,633.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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