Announced on April 11, 2022

Big news! The Biden-Harris administration just announced a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge that will leverage federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate locally-led land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts across the country.

The program, called the America the Beautiful Challenge, will serve as a “one-stop shop” for states, Tribes, territories, non-governmental organizations and others to apply for numerous grants for conservation and restoration projects. It begins with an initial five-year federal commitment of $440 million, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with the goal of meeting the $1 billion mark through private and philanthropic contributions.

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