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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant Program


Since 1995, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has partnered with the Plant Conservation Alliance to provide a grant program, called the Native Plant Conservation Initiative (NPCI), to benefit the conservation and restoration of native plants and their ecosystems throughout the United States. To date, NPCI has funded 305 projects, worth a total of more than $16 million in plant conservation, over the past seventeen years.

**The 2012 RFP is now closed.**

PLANT CONSERVATION ALLIANCE
The Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) is a consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and more than 275 non-governmental Cooperating organizations, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, that began in 1994. The PCA National Framework for Progress provides a strategy to link resources and expertise in the development of a coordinated national approach to the conservation of native plant species and communities throughout North America.

NATIONAL FISH and WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established by Congress in 1984. NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our Nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats through challenge grants, which match federal funds with non-federal contributions. Various federal agencies provide funding for NFWF challenge grants, including the Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. These funds must be matched at a minimum 1:1 (non-federal:federal) ratio, thus stimulating private investment in conservation.

NATIVE PLANT CONSERVATION INITIATIVE GRANT CRITERIA
In general, the NPCI grant program funds projects that provide conservation benefit for native plants (including associated pollinators), involve multiple partnerships, demonstrate the ability to find matching funds exceeding the minimum 1:1 federal/non-federal requirement, and use innovative ideas (such as landscape approach, shareable new technologies, and teaching by example). All projects address priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and fall within at least one of six focal areas for plant conservation, as outlined in the PCA National Framework for Progress in plant conservation.

Specific information on applicant and project eligibility, as well as the proposal process, is provided in the current request for proposals.

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For more information about the grant program, contact the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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Last updated: 05-Jun-2012