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					                        National Forest Foundation Continuum of Assistance Chart

                                                                       Capacity-Building Programs                                                                                                                                                                            On-the-Ground Programs
   Program Name               Community Assistance Program                      Collaboration Support Program                 Mid-Capacity Assistance Program                          Technical Assistance                           Matching Awards Program                    Wilderness Stewardship Challenge                      Ski Conservation Fund


     Short Name                              CAP                                               CSP                                       Mid-Capacity                                                                                             MAP                                            WSC                                              SCF
       Purpose             To provide start-up funds to place-based       To promote innovation and advancement in the        To assist mid-capacity collaborative        Provide short-term technical assistance to help     To support on-the-ground conservation work      To assist on-the-ground conservation work       To support on-the-ground conservation work
                         collaborative groups or organizations whose        field of community-based natural resource     organizations whose work benefits America's     collaborative efforts work through a challenge,      benefiting America's National Forests and       supporting the Forest Service's 10-Year       benefiting America's National Forests through
                         work benefits America's National Forests and       collaboration, and to support collaborative    National Forests and Grasslands in building     deal with organizational development issues,                       Grasslands.                        Wilderness Stewardship Challenge.             a partnership with ski areas and lodges on
                                          Grasslands.                        processes whose work benefits America's              their organizational capacity.            initiate communications and share lessons.                                                                                                          National Forests throughout the country .
                                                                                  National Forests and Grasslands.



      Eligibility          Start-up, community-based collaborative           Community-based collaborative groups         Mid-capacity collaborative, community-based      Community-based collaborative groups with             Nonprofit organizations accomplishing          Nonprofit organizations engaged in the          Nonprofit organizations accomplishing
                          groups working on stewardship issues on           working on stewardship issues on National      groups working on stewardship issues on        diverse representation working with the Forest        conservation work on or around National      stewardship of U.S. Forest Service wilderness   conservation work on a participating National
                          National Forests and Grasslands across the        Forests and Grasslands across the country.          National Forests and Grasslands.              Service and Forest Service employees.                      Forests or Grasslands.                                  areas.                                         Forest.
                                            country.

      $ Support                         Up to $15,000                     Up to $5,000 for Capacity grants; $10,000 for                     $70,000                                                                              Typical Range: $500-$125,000                   Typical Range: $1,500-$50,000                 Typical Range: $5,000-$100,000
                                                                                        Innovation grants.                                                                                                                             Average Award: $30,000                          Average Award: $20,000                         Average Award: $35,000
   Award Length                             2 years                                           1 year                                         2 years                                         Short-term                                           1 year                                        1 year                                           1 year

Technical Assistance       Peer learning, mentoring and coaching              Peer learning, mentoring and coaching  Up to $5,000 in cash for technical assistance          Short-term coaching, mentoring or on-site                             None                                           None                                            None
    & Support             opportunities. Assistance with application                       opportunities.                  needs in addition to peer learning                             consultation.
                                           process.                                                                         opportunities; development of
                                                                                                                     monitoring/outcome plans in partnership with
                                                                                                                    the Western Collaboration Assistance Network
                                                                                                                                      (WestCAN).
Examples of Activities    Hiring staff, paying facilitators, strategic Collaborative work on an emerging topic (for Capacity-building activities including strategic       Strategic planning, mentoring, facilitation of          Implementation of action-oriented          Implement projects in direct support of the         Implementation of action-oriented
                       planning, compensating collaborative members example, newly recognized invasive species or planning, support for on-going collaborative              collaborative meetings, development of a            conservation and citizen science projects,       elements of the 10-Year Wilderness            conservation and citizen science projects,
                             for travel costs, meeting space, etc.      private land transfer to public ownership),   process needs, training, board development,               marketing or fundraising plan, etc.             typically including watershed restoration,            Stewardship Challenge.                   typically including watershed restoration,
                                                                           structured information sharing, new        etc. Must include on-the-ground component.                                                                wildlife habitat enhancement, community                                                        wildlife habitat enhancement, community
                                                                         approaches to collaborative stewardship,                                                                                                                         forestry and recreation.                                                                       forestry and recreation.
                                                                                 multiparty monitoring, etc.



Other Eligible Grant                   MAP, WSC, SCF                                    MAP, WSC, SCF                                  MAP, WSC, SCF                           CSP, CAP, Mid-Capacity, MAP, SCF                  CAP, CSP, Mid-Capacity, WSC, SCF                CAP, CSP, Mid-Capacity, MAP, SCF               CAP, CSP, Mid-Capacity, WSC, MAP
     Programs
        Tools              “Collaborative Tool Kit” (revised CAP             “Collaborative Tool Kit” (revised CAP           “Collaborative Tool Kit” (revised CAP          Various, according to technical assistance        Learning Network, National Commission on        Learning Network, National Commission on       Learning Network, National Commission on
                          Toolkit, including Board self-evaluation,         Toolkit, including Board self-evaluation,       Toolkit, including Board self-evaluation,                        needs.                              Science for Sustainable Forestry, Peer          Science for Sustainable Forestry, Peer         Science for Sustainable Forestry, Peer
                          collaborative evaluation, organizational          collaborative evaluation, organizational        collaborative evaluation, organizational                                                                       Learning Sessions.                              Learning Sessions.                             Learning Sessions.
                           benchmarks, guidance on developing                benchmarks, guidance on developing              benchmarks, guidance on developing
                        measurable, outcome-based targets), Learning      measurable, outcome-based targets), Learning    measurable, outcome-based targets), Learning
                         Network, Peer Learning Sessions, Western          Network, Peer Learning Sessions, Western        Network, Peer Learning Sessions, Western
                             Collaboration Assistance Network.                 Collaboration Assistance Network.               Collaboration Assistance Network.


   Expectations of        Reflections on lessons learned; 1-year and 2-     "Thought piece" on moving collaboration         Organizational stages chart; measurable,        Application demonstrating community and           Measurable Conservation Results; update and     Measurable conservation results; update and    Measurable conservation results; update and
      Partners                            year reports.                              forward; final report.                    outcome-based targets; measurable          Forest Service support, report on activities, and                  final report.                                   final report.                                  final report.
                                                                                                                          conservation results; mid-year, Year One and     completion of evaluation and feedback form;
                                                                                                                                        Year Two reports.                 willingness to serve in WestCAN peer network
                                                                                                                                                                                       as a resource to others.

  Able to Utilize a                          YES                                               YES                                             YES                                              N/A                                               YES                                            YES                                             YES
  Fiscal Sponsor?                                                                                                         *if using fiscal sponsor, applicant must make
                                                                                                                          case for why and whether they are truly mid-
                                                                                                                                              capacity