NFWF Announces Release of Conservation Partners 2024 Request for Proposals

The Conservation Partners Program is seeking grant proposals for providing landowners with technical assistance to design and implement conservation practices on working lands.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 21, 2023) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the release of the 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Conservation Partners Program. 

This year, the program will award up to $12.4 million in grants to projects that emphasize regenerative agriculture practices while providing important economic benefits to agricultural producers and improving ecosystem function. 

Conservation Partners Program grant proposals are due February 28, 2024, and the full RFP can be found here. An applicant webinar will be held January 11, 2024 (register here).

Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of more than two-thirds of our nation’s land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitats in the United States. Every year, farmers, ranchers, foresters, and other landowners voluntarily participate in federal Farm Bill conservation programs designed to address some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues. Projects funded through the Conservation Partners Program will enhance wildlife habitat, soil health, water conservation and quality, and carbon storage on working lands.

Projects selected for funding will achieve these goals on large acreages on a cost-competitive basis.

Funding for the Conservation Partners Program 2024 RFP is provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Cargill, Nestlé, and The J.M. Smucker Co., and the General Mills, Walmart and Sam’s Club collaboration. Additional information about the program can be found here.

About the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 6,000 organizations and generated a conservation impact of more than $8.1 billion. Learn more at



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