National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
07/21/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories government agencies, Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions to conserve wildlife and expand access to outdoor areas. Funding is intended for conversation and restoration projects throughout the country.
The ATBC vision is to streamline grant funding opportunities for new voluntary conservation and restoration projects around the United States. This Request for Proposals is a first step toward consolidating funding from multiple federal agencies and the private sector to enable applicants to conceive and develop large-scale, locally led projects that address shared funder priorities spanning public and private lands.
In the first year, ATBC will seek to fund projects across the following themes:
Collectively, these themes allow applicants to develop landscape-level ATBC proposals that address conservation and public access needs that showcase cumulative benefits to fish and wildlife, carbon sequestration and storage benefits, engage with and benefit underserved communities, support community access to nature, and help safeguard ecosystems through conservation, resilience-focused and nature-based solutions.
Categories of grants:
More information about grant categories can be found at https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/atbc-2022-rfp.pdf#page=4.
Program Priorities can be found at https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/atbc-2022-rfp.pdf#page=2.
GrantWatch ID#: 203284
- States, Territories, and Tribal Implementation Grants: Grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
- Planning, Collaboration and Engagement for States, Territories and Tribes: Grants of $200,000 to $1,000,000.
- Grants to Buffer and Benefit Public Lands: Grants ranging from $250,000 to $1.5 million.
- Private Forests, Rangeland and Farmland Grants: Grants ranging from $200,000 to $500,000.
Project Period: Anticipated completion time for funded projects typically will be 12-18 months for community engagement and design projects and 24–48 months for implementation projects following finalization of a grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
Rachel M. Dawson (she/her)
Program Director | National Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Syd Godbey (she/her)
Program Manager | National Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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