Matching Awards Program

Funding Agency:
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.

MAP Round 1 2023 grants will support action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands.


  • January 23, 2023:┬áDeadline for Round 1 MAP Applications
  • May 18, 2023:┬áDeadline for Round 2 MAP Applications

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

501(c)3 nonprofits, universities, and Native American tribes are eligible to receive MAP grants. If an organization does not meet this eligibility requirement, it must utilize an eligible fiscal sponsor, in compliance with the NFF Policy on Fiscal Sponsorship.

Amount Description

MAP requires a 1:1 cash match of secured nonfederal funds. In-kind contributions are not eligible for use as match but should be documented to show project leverage.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 23, 2023