Matching Awards Program

Application Process



The National Forest Foundation recently completed a new five-year strategic plan. The current 2015 round of the Matching Awards Program will be the last round with the focus areas of Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Recreation, Watershed Health and Restoration, and Community-Based Forestry.

 A second 2015 Matching Awards Program round will be held in June and emphasize the new NFF strategic priorities of Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences. There may be some overlap between old and new priorities and requirements as the NFF transitions the program. A new Request for Proposals will be issued in late April for the next round of the program.


2015 Deadlines

Round 1: January 14, 2015 (Old Guidelines)

Round 2: June 24, 2015 (New Guidelines)

Please note that all projects selected for funding in 2015 will be contingent on the NFF's receipt of 2015 federal appropriated funds.



Please review the MAP FAQs.


If you have questions about the program not answered in the FAQs or want to discuss potential project fit, please contact Adam Liljeblad, Director of Conservation Awards, via email or at (406) 830-3357.


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