Sandhill crane


Financial documents and budget

Sandhill crane

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will review your project's budget and your organization's financial documents. If we determine that changes need to be made to the full proposal, you will receive an email (from which will direct you with regard to next steps.

Some of the most common reasons we may request that your full proposal be resubmitted include:

  1. Budget update - award amount differs from requested amount
    If we are awarding an amount different from the amount you requested, we will need you to update your budget to reflect the NFWF award amount.
  2. Budget update - other
    If you have included indirect costs in your budget, and you do not have documentation of a federally-approved indirect rate, we will ask that you remove indirect costs from your budget. (View NFWF's indirect policy at There may be other items for editing in a budget, which would be detailed in the instructions you receive.


Additional Information

If your organization is not already "eligible" in our system, or the financial documents you provided are incomplete or outdated, we may ask you to upload new documents.

Once our grantee financial analyst has reviewed and approved the budget and financial documents, we will issue a grant agreement to you.


Signing and returning the grant agreement

You will receive an email from with instructions for accessing, signing, and returning two complete grant agreements (not just the signature pages). If you have questions about the grant agreement, please contact your Grants Administrator. We will counter-sign both agreements and return one to you for your records. At this point, your project is considered "active" in our system.


Project numbers

In October 2011, NFWF changed the structure of its project numbers. The new project numbers consist of 12 digits, structured as "xxxx.yy.0#####: where the sections represent the funding opportunity, year, and automatically-generated Easygrants ID.

Example: 0603.10.024367
Funding Opportunity: Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants (0603)
Year: 2010
Easygrants ID: 024367

All NFWF project numbers now use this format. Existing grantees with an old project number may continue to use that project number in correspondence, but you may see a new project number in report and amendment PDFs generated for your project.

If you have questions concerning your grant, please contact your grants administrator. You can also email