National Forest Foundation


The purposes of the National Forest Foundation are to encourage, accept, and administer private gifts of money, and of real and personal property for the benefit of, or in connection with, the activities and services of the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture; undertake and conduct activities that further the purposes for which units of the National Forest System are established and are administered and that are consistent with approved forest plans; and undertake, conduct and encourage educational, technical and other assistance, and other activities that support the multiple use, research, cooperative forestry and other programs administered by the Forest Service.

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.
16 U.S.C. U.S.C. 583j
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Program is authorized for the National Forest Foundation under National Forest Foundation Act, Public Law 101-593 as amended by Public Law 103-106.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Potential beneficiaries include non-governmental, nonprofit 501(c)(3) and for profit organizations, state and local governments and Native American tribes working on or adjacent to National Forests and Grasslands throughout the United States.
No Credentials or documentation are required.
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. National Forest Foundation shall submit a Federal Financial Assistance application SF-424 annually based on the amount of Congressionally appropriated funds.
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 conservation partnership projects in support of the Forest Service mission, without regard to when the Foundation incurs expenses, for administrative expenses or projects on or benefitting National Forest System lands or related to Forest Service programs: Provided, That the Foundation shall obtain, by the end of the period of Federal financial assistance, private contributions to match on at least one-for-one basis funds made available by the Forest Service: Provided further, That the Foundation may transfer Federal funds to Federal or a non-Federal recipient for a project at the same rate that the recipient has obtained the non-Federal matching funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements.
National Forest Foundation shall maintain programmatic and accounting records applicable to each annual award for a period of not less than 3 years after the completion of all activities thereunder.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 50%. 50% matching funds to be provided from private contributions.

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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Leanne Veldhuis
201 14th Street SW, Suite 4NW
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: 202-649-1177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22$3,000,000.00; FY 23 est $6,000,000.00; FY 24 FY 21$3,062,185.00; FY 20$3,000,000.00; FY 19$3,000,000.00; FY 18$3,000,000.00; FY 17$3,000,000.00; FY 16 est $3,000,000.00; - 1:1 matching requirement
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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