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Matching Awards Program

National Forest Foundation

Funding Amount


Matching Funds

Requires 1:1 non-federal cash match

Funding Cycle

Application period opens for round 1 2024 projects in Fall 2023


Community Engagement:
- Public lands days, cleanup days, and similar events
- Field trips for schools or collaborative groups
- Outdoor skills training
- Indigenous ecological practices
- Ceremonies or celebrations related to natural resources
- Trail or site ambassador programs
- Community science projects
- Implementation by community members of natural resource stewardship projects

Stewardship Activities:
- Recreation area cleanup
- Native trees and shrub planting
- Trail maintenance
- Invasive species control
- Forest and watershed restoration
- Hazardous fuels reduction
- Ecological or social monitoring to inform management decisions
- Educating others about sustainable recreation principles

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Long-Term Benefit:
- Underserved Communities
- Equity

Who Can Apply

Nonprofit organizations, Tribal governments and organizations, and universities

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Request for Proposals - Full Program Details
(Contains full program requirements and instructions for how to apply):



Additional Information

For additional information, contact:
Kerry Morse, Conservation Awards Manager, at 406.830.3358 or

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