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.
Fiscal Year 2009: Supported the implementation of 318 conservation, restoration or collaborative capacity-building projects on 129 National Forests and Grasslands in all nine Forest Service Regions.
Offered an integrated, nationwide peer learning program to support capacity building and knowledge sharing about collaborative stewardship amongst community-based groups and Forest Service employees. Components include peer learning opportunities, information and referral, direct technical assistance, documentation of best practices and tools, capacity-building workshops and distance trainings.
Began implementation and roll-out of Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences conservation campaign, focusing on specific restoration sites throughout the United States. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
To aid conservation partnership projects in support of the Forest Service mission, without regard to when the Foundation incurs expenses, for administrative expenses or projects on or benefitting National Forest System lands or related to Forest Service programs: Provided, That the Foundation shall obtain, by the end of the period of Federal financial assistance, private contributions to match on at least one-for-one basis funds made available by the Forest Service: Provided further, That the Foundation may transfer Federal funds to Federal or a non-Federal recipient for a project at the same rate that the recipient has obtained the non-Federal matching funds.
No additional information.
No additional information.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. NFF shall submit a Federal Financial Assistance application SF-424 and SF-424 annually based on the amount of Congressionally appropriated funds each FY
National Forest Foundation Act, Public Law 101-593-Title IV-Nov. 16, 1990, as amended by Public Law 103-106 Oct. 12, 1993.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. 50% matching funds to be provided from private contributions.
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
Accomplishment reports as set forth in the annual award letter are required.
No cash reports are required.
No progress reports are required.
Actual expenditures are detailed on each request for reimbursement and/or advance liquidation request.
The Forest Service program manager shall conduct monitoring activities to track program accomplishments.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
NFF shall maintain programmatic and accounting records applicable to each annual award for a period of not less than 3 years after the completion of all activities thereunder.
12-1105-0-1-302 - Multiple account codes are used including: 1103, 1104, 1106, 1106, 1115.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $3,000,000; FY 10 est $3,000,000; FY 11 est $3,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Andrea Bedell-Loucks, 201 14th St. NW, Room 3NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 205-8336.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals