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Connecting People to Forests
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is excited to announce changes to its flagship competitive grant program, the Matching Awards Program (MAP). The adjustments are a result of over two years of work to collect feedback to align the program with current National Forest System needs, and the NFF strategic plan.
Read more about the reasons and process behind the program update in this NFF News Release and read about the feedback received and subsequent adjustments made before the program was finalized in this document.
The resulting program, MAP: Connecting People to Forests, focuses primarily on in-person community engagement and completion of appropriate stewardship activities. Program goals are to create lasting change that will allow all communities, especially underserved communities, opportunities to benefit from activities on National Forest System lands or adjacent public lands.
Refer to the summary below and the Request for Proposals (RFP) linked below for full information.
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Click below for the MAP Round 2 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP), which contains full program requirements and instructions for how to apply.
The NFF held an informational webinar about the Matching Awards Program on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Click on the link below to view the recording.
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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