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Supporting On-the-ground Work On Our National Forests
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.
The NFF is revising Matching Awards Program criteria after MAP Round 1, 2023. This document provides a brief preview of the revised program’s focus areas, eligibility criteria, and evaluation criteria categories. Full program details will be available in March 2023 when the MAP Round 2 RFP is released.
In the meantime, we are currently seeking feedback on the direction of the program. This short survey is available for feedback and thoughts. All answers will remain completely anonymous, and participation in the survey will have no effect on an organization's current or future grant proposals.
MAP Round 1 2023 grants will support action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands.
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Click the button below to review the Round 1 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP), which contains full program requirements.
The NFF held an informational webinar about the Matching Awards Program on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Click the button below to view.
If you have reviewed the RFP and still have questions about program eligibility, feel free to contact the NFF. Requesting feedback from NFF staff about eligibility is encouraged to ensure you are submitting a proposal that will not be disqualified. Be sure to reach out well in advance of the deadline to ensure there is time to answer your questions. Contact information is provided below.
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