Matching Awards Program
National Forest Foundation
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.
Summary of Program Requirements
The MAP program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands.
- Geographic Scope: National, must benefit US National Forests and Grasslands
- Funding Source: Federal funds via the US Forest Service
- Eligible Applicants: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, universities, and federally-recognized Native American tribes
- Match Requirements: 1:1 nonfederal cash match
- Program Areas: All MAP applications must align with one or both of the NFF’s strategic focus areas of Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health. Applications that cohesively integrate the two program areas are encouraged.
There is not an official minimum or maximum award amount for the MAP program and successful proposals vary widely is budget size. In recent years, NFF has considered applications ranging from less than $5,000 to over $60,000. New applicants to MAP are encouraged to submit applications requesting under $30,000