Sunday, March 21, 2010

Large Landscape Conservation Grants for Federal, State, or Local Land/Habitat Important to Fish, Wildlife, and Plants

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: April 1, 2010 annually (Pre-proposals)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Acres for America Conservation Program

Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), annually provides funding for projects that conserve large landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart's domestic facilities on at least an acre-by-acre basis through acquisitions of interest in real property. Endorsement of a proposed acquisition by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies and by nonprofit organizations that the land is of high conservation value is a primary program consideration. Preference will be given to acquisitions that are part of published conservation plans, State Wildlife Action Plans, or Endangered Species Act Recovery Plans.

Approximately $2.5 million in total funding is available annually through 2014 for conservation investments. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services.

Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program guidelines.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

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