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Rocky Mountain Rangelands Program

Grants to Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming Nonprofits, Agencies,
Tribes, and Educational Institutions for Environmental Projects

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Services and the U.S. Forest Service

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Deadline Date:

10/13/20 11:59 PM Eastern / 9:59 PM Mountain


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Grants to Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions for environmental projects. Funding is intended for work in focal landscapes to conserve and restore wildlife species associated with sagebrush, irrigated meadows, and aquatic systems while conserving the phenomenon of large mammal migration

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for projects that conserve, restore, and improve habitat in the Intermountain West. Competitive proposals submitted under this RFP will support strategic projects that accelerate and implement priority conservation practices as identified in the RMR business plan. The following practices will be given priority consideration during this funding cycle: 

  • Mesic area/wet meadow restoration on Bureau of Land Management lands that may also include cross jurisdictional land ownership
  • Innovative and strategic management of annual invasive grasses in Idaho
  • Capacity that supports the delivery of conservation easements through Farm Bill programs in Utah 
  • Monitoring sagebrush obligate songbird (sagebrush sparrow and sage thrasher) populations in response to management activities 

Preference will be given to projects that accelerate adoption of the most cost effective and sustainable approaches that exhibit a high likelihood of success.

More details about the program priorities can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190667

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

NFWF anticipates awarding between 8-10 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requested Amount: There is no maximum request but it is expected that grants will generally be between $100,000 and $350,000.

Term of Contract:

- Project Start Date: Projects should begin within six months of the award announcement date.
- Project End Date: Projects should be completed within one to 36 months of the project start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, educational institutions.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds:
- NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
- NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon existing baseline compliance efforts.
- While federal agency partners are eligible applicants, program funds cannot be applied to federal salary.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, June 30th 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Mountain

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Pre-Application Information:

- Full Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern / 9:59 PM Mountain

For this cycle 1:1 non-federal match is required as in-kind or cash contributions.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
- Seth Gallagher, Program Manager Rocky Mountain Region,
- Daley Burns, Coordinator, Regional Programs,

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URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho;   Montana;   Nevada;   Utah;   Wyoming

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