The NFWF and USFS Spring 2019 Northern California Forests and Watersheds Request for Proposals (RFP) for $4.86 million is still open through 2/26/19at www.nfwf.org/norcal. Some of the RFP materials have been updated/clarified based on questions received so be sure to check out the latest versions online. Email is the fastest way to reach me, so feel free to continue sending questions my way!
You are more than welcome to submit more than one proposal per National Forest. Within the RFP Appendix, each National Forest has identified 32 potential immediate conservation projects that can be proposed and applicants are also encouraged to submit other project ideas.
Through this program, NFWF will invest in projects that:
- Provide sustainable and lasting ecological benefits to watersheds;
- Promote ecological resilience to the forest/watersheds;
- Provide additional efficiency and innovation to improve forest health, and;
- Repair critical infrastructure such as trails, stream crossings and roads that benefit fish and wildlife.
As a reminder, non-federal match will be a factor in the proposal evaluation, but it is not the only factor. If non-federal match is a concern, please contact NFWF’s Candace Leong at Candace.email@example.com as we encourage everyone to apply.
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