​Shortgrass prairie | Credit: Greg Knadle

​Budget Instructions

Please use the links below to access full instructions on budgeting requirements:

For RFPs released prior to 10/5/2015 – use these links:

For RFPs released on or after 10/5/2015 – use these links:

A complete detailed budget must be submitted with NFWF Full Proposals. Applicants must provide the information requested per the guidelines in the RFP as well as in the documents above, in order to prevent review, approval and/or contracting delays (as applicable). Do not include matching contributions in the proposal budget. The budgeted Total Costs must equal the amount requested from NFWF on the Project Information page.

The budget must comply with OMB’s Uniform Guidance. All costs must be itemized into the appropriate budget categories and must directly relate to the project activities described in the proposal. Please refer to the RFP as well as the links above for specific guidance on allowable line items. Submitted budgets that do not comply may be returned to the applicant and may cause delays in the proposal review process. 

No part of the budget (neither NFWF funds nor match) may include costs relating to:

X Advocacy

X Fundraising

X Terrorist Activities

X Lobbying

X Litigation

X Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations

NFWF has created an Indirect Cost Calculator to assist applicants with calculating the allowable indirect costs for their proposal budgets. Please click here to access the calculator.
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 Contact Information


If you have questions concerning your application, please contact the staff member listed in your RFP. You can also email info@nfwf.org.


 Due Dates

  • 4/24/2018
    Sustain Our Great Lakes Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 4/25/2018

    SRO RFQ Proposal Deadline

  • 4/26/2018
    New England Forests and Rivers Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 4/26/2018
    Acres for America
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 5/3/2018
    Bats for the Future Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/8/2018
    Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/10/2018
    Resilient Communities Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/10/2018
    Long Island Sound Futures Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 5/14/2018
    Fisheries Innovation Fund
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 5/15/2018
    Chi-Cal Rivers Fund
    Pre-Proposal Deadline