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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Accepting Preproposals for Wal-Mart Acres for America Grant Program

(http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=245100017)

Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores <http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/> and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation <http://www.nfwf.org/>, provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart's domestic facilities on at least an acre-by-acre basis through these acquisitions.

Approximately $2.5 million in total funding is available annually through 2014 for conservation investments. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services.

The program provides funding for projects that conserve large, landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. Endorsement by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies that the acquisition is of high conservation value is a primary consideration. Preference will be given to acquisitions that are part of published conservation plans, State Wildlife Action Plans, or Endangered Species Act Recovery Plans.

*Deadline:* April 1, 2009 and September 1, annually (Preproposal)
*Posted:* March 5, 2009

Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program guidelines.


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