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New England Forests and Rivers Fund
Full Proposal Tip Sheet
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"Available Funding Opportunities". PDF: Easygrants uses PDFs extensively.
- Complete the Eligibility Quiz and Save and Submit your response. Make sure you are able to use Adobe
- If you pass the Eligibility Quiz, Easygrants will return you to your Reader.
personal Easygrants Home Page. From there, click on the Full- SAVING AND SUBMITTING: Once an
Proposal for the New England Forests and Rivers Fund. Now you application has been initiated, it may be
are ready to get started! If you do not pass the Eligibility Quiz, please saved and then modified and submitted at a
contact the NFWF Program Contact identified in the RFP. later time, up to the application deadline of
April 23, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight
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Time. Please note DO NOT hit the "Submit"
button until you are actually ready to submit.
The instructions below follow sequentially through each section and field in
Once you hit submit the application is
Easygrants required for this program. You may, however, complete these
formally submitted and you may no longer
sections and fields in any order. You are encouraged to use the Help feature in
make changes.
Easygrants for additional guidance and examples. Additional resources
for applicants, including the Indirect Cost Policy, can be accessed on the NFWF
website by clicking here. Use the Quick Launch box on the left hand side of
the screen to locate your desired information.
Enter the contact information for the primary person responsible for completing the Easygrants application (this person is tagged as the
Principal). Additional personnel may be added to your Easygrants account by clicking the "Add" button and entering their information
(tag as a Collaborator).
Use the "Select Organization" button to search for your organization; you can search by Name, EIN number, or DUNS number. When
searching by Name, it is recommended that you enter as few words as possible to ensure your return list is comprehensive. Select your
organization from the list that is the most complete (has DUNS and/or EIN numbers). If Easygrants informs you that your organization's
EIN or DUNS already exists but you are unable to find your organization, please contact Easygrants@nfwf.org for support (include your
organization's name, EIN, DUNS). If your organization is new to Easygrants, click the "Add New" button at bottom of list and fill out your
organization's information.
New England Forests and Rivers Fund 2020 Tip Sheet 1
- Project Title: Please do not call your project "New England Forests and Rivers Fund Proposal". Give it a short, descriptive name
that will distinguish it from other proposals and indicate project purpose. (300 character limit, including spaces)
- Project Start Date: Projects should begin within six months of the award announcement date.
- Project End Date: Projects should be completed within 36 months of the project start date.
- Description: Should be two sentences long in most cases. The first sentence should clearly state the main activity/method being
used to address a specific species/habitat and location. The second sentence should state the expected outcome from the
investment and relevance to conservation. Please refrain from using pronouns such as I, we, our, etc. (1,000 character limit,
including spaces)
- Abstract: Provide a more detailed description of your project; including location, purpose, major activities, target species, specific
habitat, outcomes (deliverables at the end of the grant period) and partners. If this is an international project (or if work is to be
completed outside of the US or US territories), please provide one or two sentences explaining the importance/connection to the
U.S. Please refrain from using pronouns such as I, we, our, etc. (1500 character limit, including spaces)
- Requested Amount: Grant requests should be between $50,000 and $200,000 (please review the Request for Proposal for
categories of funding).
- Project Location Country: All projects must occur within "North America - United States".
- Project Location State/Province: Select all states that apply. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
- Project Location U.S. Congressional District(s): As of January 1, 2013, Congressional District lines were redrawn in many
states. Please carefully review the district(s) for your project's location. If you are not sure what the Congressional District(s) should
be, you can enter the project zip codes or addresses at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map to determine the correct
district(s) for your project. If your project takes place statewide, please select the "All Districts" option for that state.
- Project Location Description: Please include the county/city where the project will occur in your description. (300 character limit,
including spaces)
This section allows you to map the location(s) of your proposed project. Follow the page instructions provided in Easygrants. For more
detailed assistance, refer to the Map Page Help document or Mapping Video Tutorial.
Navigate to the map window and click "Save" at the bottom of the page to begin mapping your project.
There are three methods of submitting the location(s) of your project:
I. Upload a Shapefile
II. Select by Geography
III. Draw a Custom Area
Once your location(s) have been created, click "Submit Project Location".
To finalize your location, click the "Confirmation" check box at the bottom of the page.
Then click "Save" (or "Save & Continue") to save your map and move to the next task.
To complete your application, you must upload one or more files into Easygrants. In general, please minimize the file size of your
uploads, and especially files that include photos, diagrams or logos. There is a file size limit of 15 megabytes.
- Full Proposal Narrative: The most important upload is your actual full proposal narrative. The full proposal narrative template
may be downloaded from Easygrants at any time and completed at your leisure. It must be uploaded back into your Easygrants
application before your application may be submitted. The narrative may not exceed ten (10) pages in total length.
- In addition to the narrative, several other files should be uploaded. Following is guidance regarding all required and optional
Upload Required Notes
New England Forests and Rivers Fund 2020 Tip Sheet 2
Narrative Yes Template provided in Easygrants online application "Uploads" section.
In addition to the Mapping Tool, please submit maps and/or diagrams of on-site
Project Maps No work proposed, if applicable. Strongly recommended for restoration or green
infrastructure projects.
Recommended from significant partners, especially those providing matching
Letters of Support No contributions. Letters of support should not be mailed directly to NFWF.
Scan all letters of support into one single file and upload the file in the "Uploads"
section of your online application.
Other documents No Ten (10) page limit.
Statement of Litigation Yes Template provided in Easygrants online application "Uploads" section. Federal,
state, and local government applicants are not required to complete this section.
Board of Trustees or Yes Provide a list of members. If your organization is not a nonprofit and does not
Directors have a Board, upload a document stating that none exists.
GAAP Audited Financial Please refer to the Required Financial Documents and FAQs webpage for details
Statements* Yes on all financial information required for submission.
IRS Form 990* Yes Please refer to the Required Financial Documents and FAQs webpage for details
on all financial information required for submission.
Single Audit* Yes Please refer to the Required Financial Documents and FAQs webpage for details
on all financial information required for submission.
Conceptual or Conceptual or engineering designs of green infrastructure, restoration, best
Engineered Plans No management practices, and other technology or techniques that will be employed
during the course of the project, if applicable.
Photos No Please compress photos to minimize file size. 3 photos maximum.
*If your organization has recently applied to NFWF for a grant and valid information is already on file in Easygrants and is current, you
will not be asked for these uploads and these categories will not appear for you in Easygrants. Also, please note that financial
documents may not show a `successfully converted' status when you are uploading them. This is because financial documents are not
pulled into the full proposal PDF but are stored in a separate part of the easygrants system which can only be accessed by NFWF staff
once uploaded.
This section allows you to select the activity and outcome metrics you will use to measure your project's progress and success. Follow
the directions provided in Easygrants to complete this section. A couple of pointers:
A list of metrics associated with this program will be presented.
Hover your mouse cursor over the "?" next to a metric to read its description and specific guidance.
Please "Add" and complete at least one metric relevant to reporting your project's progress.
For each metric you will need to provide values for "Starting Value" and "Target Value". In most cases the starting value will be
zero (0).
In your project narrative, you will have the opportunity to describe additional activities and outcomes associated with your
Please refer to the Detailed Budget Instructions sheet in order to accurately complete a budget for this project.
Budgets without narrative descriptions will be returned to the applicant for further details and clarification.
Narratives should be written is such a way that someone not specifically familiar with the project can conceptually understand
the rationale, purpose and calculation of the anticipated costs identified.
The "Requested Amount" in the Project Information section must match your budget grand total exactly. The budget should
only represent the grant amount being requested from NFWF; it should not include matching funds or represent the overall
budget for the project.
New England Forests and Rivers Fund 2020 Tip Sheet 3

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