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Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund

Grants to USA Agencies, Special Districts, Nonprofits, Schools,
and Universities to Conserve Habitats in Alaska

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

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Deadline Date:

11/21/19 7:59 PM Alaska Standard Time


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Grants starting at $50,000 to USA governments and agencies, special districts, nonprofits, schools, and universities to conserve habitats and species in Alaska. Primary geographic areas include the Alaska North Slope, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region, and the Cook Inlet/Matanuska-Susitna watershed. Projects outside of these areas that support fishery conservation and involve Alaska Natives on National Forest lands may also be considered on a case by case basis, particularly those projects targeting Pacific salmon protection, enhancement and restoration initiatives through the Alaska Fish Habitat Partnerships and/or partnerships that expand access to recreational fishing and wildlife viewing/interpretation.

The conservation strategy for Alaska follows the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)’s institutional outcome focused approach to species conservation. 

Program funds will be allocated to projects that:

  • Achieve or substantially lead to measurable on-the-ground conservation outcomes; 
  • Fill key information gaps through assessments and strategic monitoring that result in or substantially lead to measurable management actions.

For more information on program priorities for each region and for projects outside the primary focal areas, see:

Project Metrics: To better gauge progress on individual grants and to ensure greater consistency of project data provided by multiple grants, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund has a list of metrics in Easygrants for full proposal applicants to choose from for future reporting. For more information on Project Metrics, see:

For Evaluation Criteria, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187126

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards generally range in size from $50,000 to $150,000, although grants greater than $150,000 can be considered on a case by case basis.

Term of Contract:

Projects should begin within six months of the award announcement date and should be completed within one to 24 months of the project start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include: local, state, federal, and tribal governments and agencies (e.g., townships, cities, boroughs), special districts (e.g., conservation districts, planning districts, utility districts), non-profit 501(c) organizations, schools and universities.

Ineligible applicants include: businesses, unincorporated individuals, international organizations.

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.
- NFWF funds may not be used to cover permanent federal employee salary expenses.
- NFWF funds may not be used to supplement shortfalls in government agency budgets.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund 2020 Webinar will be ​Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 10:00 AM Alaska Standard Time.
Webinar Registration:

Pre-Application Information:

- ​Applicant Webinar: ​Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 10:00 AM Alaska Standard Time
​- Full Proposal Due Date: ​Thursday, November 21, 2019, by 7:59 PM Alaska Standard Time​​
​- Review Period: ​November 2019 - March 2020
​- Awards Announced: ​March 2020​
Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check the program page of the NFWF website for the most current dates and information.

All application materials must be submitted online through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system. For more information see URL for Full Text below and

Projects must have a minimum match of 1:1 non-federal cash or in-kind contributions. While federal contributions cannot be used as match, all potential source's contributions, including federal, should be listed in the application for consideration during the review process.

Contact Information:

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

Easygrants online application system:

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
Jana Doi
Manager, Alaska and Hawaii Programs
(415) 243-3102

For issues or assistance with the online Easygrants system, please contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Voicemail: 202-595-2497
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Grant Coverage Areas:

All projects should occur within Alaska.
Three primary focal geographies are being considered for this RFP:
- Yukon-Kuskokwim Region (including U.S. waters of the Yukon River)
- Cook Inlet/Matanuska-Susitna watershed
- Alaska North Slope

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming