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National Forest Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) has announced funding opportunities for its Matching Awards Program (MAP).  The NFF supports action-oriented projects that directly enhance the health and well-being of America’s National Forests and Grasslands and that engage the public in stewardship.  MAP provides funding for state and local governments, non-profits, and others to implement on-the-ground forest conservation and restoration projects that aim to improve forest health and outdoor experiences, with potential source water protection benefits.  MAP awards federal funds provided through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Forest Service and requires a 100 percent cash match of secured nonfederal funds.  All applications must include a letter of support from the Forest Supervisor of each National Forest or Grassland unit included in a proposal. The NFF holds two nationally competitive MAP rounds each year.  Proposal deadlines for 2016 are January 14 and June 16.   For more information, visit the NFF web site.