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Grants to Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and Educational Institutions for Environmental Projects

Rocky Mountain Rangelands Program


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Funding Source
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: IdahoMontanaNevadaUtahWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/03/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions for environmental projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended for work in focal landscapes to conserve and restore wildlife species associated with sagebrush, irrigated meadows, and aquatic systems while conserving the phenomenon of large mammal migration. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for projects that voluntarily conserve, restore, and improve habitat in the Intermountain West.

The objective of the Rocky Mountain Rangelands Program (RMR) is to work in focal landscapes in the region to restore and conserve wildlife species associated with sagebrush, irrigated meadows and aquatic systems while conserving the phenomenon of large mammal migration. Competitive proposals submitted under this RFP will support voluntary strategic projects that accelerate and implement priority conservation practices as identified in the RMR business plan. The following practices will be given priority consideration during this funding cycle:

  • Innovative and strategic management of annual invasive grasses in Idaho
  • Habitat enhancement through mesic area/wet meadow, sagebrush restoration and strategic conifer removal on Bureau of Land Management lands that may also include cross jurisdictional ownership
  • Projects that promote innovations in grazing management that result in sustainable livestock production and enhanced wildlife habitat
  • Promote the removal or modification fence or other anthropogenic obstructions that increase landscape permeability for wildlife.
  • Projects in south-central Montana that achieve any of the above actions and may have an access component are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to projects that accelerate adoption of the most cost effective and sustainable approaches that exhibit a high likelihood of success.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments, educational institutions.

Additional Geographic Information:

See the map under "Geographic Focus" on the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Ineligible applicants include for-profit entities and unincorporated individuals.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds
- NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation, and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon existing baseline compliance efforts.
- While federal agency partners are eligible applicants, program funds cannot be applied to federal salary.
- Equipment: Applicants are encouraged to rent equipment where possible and cost-effective or use matching funds to make those purchases. NFWF acknowledges, however, that some projects may only be completed using NFWF funds to procure equipment. If this applies to your project, please contact the program staff listed in this RFP to discuss options.
- Federal funds and matching contributions may not be used to procure or obtain equipment, services, or systems (including entering into or renewing a contract) that uses telecommunications equipment or services produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities) as a substantial or essential component, or as critical technology of any system. Refer to Public Law 115-232, section 889 for additional information.
- NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

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Pre-Application Information
- Full Proposal Due Date: August 3rd, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET
- Review Period: August - October 2023
- Awards Announced: Mid-November 2023

For this cycle 1:1 non-federal match is required as in-kind or cash contributions.

Applicant Webinar Recording from Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
NFWF anticipates awarding between 6-8 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant
Suggested minimum requested amount of $100,000.

Term of Contract
- Project Start Date: Projects should begin within six months of the award announcement date.
- Project End Date: Projects should be completed within one to 36 months of the project start date.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
- Seth Gallagher, Director, Grasslands and Mountain West,
- Daley Burns, Manager, Rocky Mountain Regional Office,
- Isabel Kier, Coordinator, Regional Programs,

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