NFWF Announces Release of Hawaiʻi Conservation Program 2024 Request for Proposals

The program will award approximately $2,400,000 in conservation grants in Hawaiʻi

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2023) –The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the release of the 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Hawaiʻi Conservation Program.

This year, the program will award approximately $2,400,000 in grants to projects that strategically protect and enhance essential habitats in Hawaiʻi, from mauka to makai, to reduce extinction risk and sustain resilient populations of native species. 

Hawaiʻi Conservation Program grant proposals are due October 19, 2023 and the full RFP can be found here. An applicant webinar will be held September 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM Hawaiʻi Standard Time. 

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Program aims to restore and protect critical habitats, recover populations of native species, fill knowledge gaps and increase conservation literacy through community engagement. NFWF’s goals and strategies to restore, improve and protect habitat and wildlife throughout the main Hawaiian Islands can be viewed in the Hawaiʻi Conservation Program business plan here.

All proposals will be screened for relevance, accuracy, completeness and compliance with NFWF and funding source policies. Proposals will then be evaluated based on the extent to which they meet the evaluation criteria found in the RFP.

Funding for the Hawaiʻi Conservation Program 2024 RFP is provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program, and Pūlama Lānaʻi. 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, foundation and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 6,000 organizations and generated a total conservation impact of $7.4 billion. Learn more at

About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit

About the U.S. Forest Service
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is, “To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” The Forest Service manages 193 million acres of forest lands with tribal governments, state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forest research organization in the world.

About U.S. DoD REPI Program
The Department of Defense (DoD)’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program fosters multi-agency initiatives and collaboration to preserve compatible land uses and promote resilience around military installations and ranges. These efforts preserve and enhance Department of Defense (DoD) assets and capabilities in support of military readiness through the creation of unique cost-sharing partnerships with state and local governments and private conservation organizations. The REPI Program is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  Learn more at

About Pūlama Lāna‘i
Pūlama Lāna‘i is committed to redefining the Hawaiian Island of Lāna‘i as a sustainable community by creating new opportunities driven by agriculture, resource management, conservation and more.  Enhancing and perpetuating the island’s diverse species and fragile ecosystem through game management, natural species preservation, watershed management, erosion control, coastal resources and fisheries management, invasive species control and conservation education, Pūlama Lāna‘i brings an integrated and comprehensive approach to protect and manage Lāna‘i’s natural resources to preserve Hawaiian culture and improve the lives of Lāna‘i residents.



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