National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Created by Congress in 1984, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds.

The Foundation?s method is simple and effective to work with a full complement of individuals,
foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations to identify and fund the Nation?s most intractable conservation challenges.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - None.

USDA, Forest Service, National Forest System, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants, 201 14th Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 (street address and express mail).
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation $ 3,000,000   2012-05-012017-12-31
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To aid cost-share conservation projects, without regard to when expenses are incurred, on or benefitting National Forest System lands or related to Forest Service programs provided, that such funds shall be matched on at least a one-for-one basis by the Foundation or its sub-recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Program authorized for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

Beneficiary Eligibility

No additional information.


No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A Federal Assistance Application, SF-424 and SF-424A, must be submitted annually based on the amount established in the Forest Service fiscal year appropriations.

Award Procedures

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Section 2(b)(2) of Public Law 98-244.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Public Law 98-244. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Funds shall be matched on at least a one-for-one basis by the Foundation or its sub-recipients. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not Applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual accomplishment reporting is required.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Actual expenditure detail is required in requests for reimbursement and/or liquidation of advances.

The Forest Service program manager will conduct monitoring activities to track accomplishments against goals established in the award terms.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Retain all programmatic and accounting records for a period of not less than three (3) years from the completion date of awards for review by the Forest Service or its designated representative, as required.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1105-0-1-302 - State and Private Forestry; 12-1106-0-1-302 - National Forest System; 12-1115-0-1-302 - Wildland Fire Management; 12-1103-0-1-302 - Capitol Improvement & Maintenance; 12-1104-0-1-302 - Forest and Rangeland Research.


(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $3,671,633; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. USDA, Forest Service, National Forest System, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants, 201 14th Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 (street address and express mail).

Headquarters Office

Robert M. Harper 201 14th St. NW, 3SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Phone: 202-205-1671

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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