America the Beautiful Challenge

Intended to streamline grant funding opportunities for new conservation and restoration projects around the U.S., the America the Beautiful Challenge consolidates funding from multiple federal agencies and the private sector to enable applicants to conceive and develop large-scale projects that address shared funder priorities and span public and private lands.

The America the Beautiful Challenge is a public-private grant program for locally led ecosystem restoration projects that invest in watershed restoration, resilience, equitable access, workforce development, corridors and connectivity, and collaborative conservation, consistent with the America the Beautiful Initiative.

Funding Agency

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation


Rachel Dawson () or Sydney Godbey () to discuss acceptable alternatives.


85 million in 2022

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline

July 21, 2022