Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund 2018 Request for Proposals

Full Proposal Due Date:  Thursday, January 25,​​ 2018 by 11:59 PM EST


The Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund will award grants to expand bottomland hardwood and wetland restoration, enhancement, conservation, and protection on private and public lands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. Major funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service, International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership, the Walton Family Foundation, and the American Forest Foundation’s Southern Woods for At-Risk Wildlife partnership. Up to $3 million is anticipated to be available for grants in 2018.


The Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund will award grants within the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) region of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee as depicted in Map 1. A more detailed interactive map can be viewed here: Interactive Map​.



All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system.

  1. ​Go to easygrants.nfwf.org to register in our Easygrants online system.  New users to the system will be prompted to register before starting the application (if you already are a registered user, use your existing login).  Enter your applicant information.
  2. Once on your homepage, click the “Apply for Funding” button and select this RFP’s “Funding Opportunity” from the list of options.
  3. Follow the instructions in Easygrants to complete your application.  Once an application has been started, it may be saved and returned to at a later time for completion and submission.

See more at NFWF.org!

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