"A steering committee comprised of [Fish and Wildlife Service] and [National Fish and Wildlife Foundation] staff provide oversight of the Nature of Learning and Friends programs. The committee collaboratively work to request and select proposals for grants. This partnership has involved jointly soliciting and process proposals, hosting program web pages, and dedicating staff to evaluate and select projects. Staff from both organizations also lhelp respond to inquiries about the program."

Estimated total program funding is $113,000.