Soliciting Proposals for FOA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Strategic Plan

Friends of Acadia (FOA) is a dedicated and independent voice for Acadia National Park (ANP) and a leader among friends’ groups nationwide in effective and appropriate advocacy practices. We have a history and track record of supporting policy initiatives that strengthen federal appropriations for ANP, and we fight threats to the park at the local, state, and federal levels. FOA carefully weighs each advocacy issue to determine whether it matches our mission, available resources, and the fundamental principles that guide our advocacy work.

FOA is soliciting proposals from consultants or firms to collaborate with FOA staff and board members in crafting a public policy and advocacy strategic plan that will steer our efforts for the next three years. The strategic plan should encompass priorities already endorsed by the FOA Board including the following:

  • identifying and prioritizing climate-related advocacy actions,
  • outlining engagement with federal authorities to increase appropriations and promote policies and procedures which benefit the National Park Service and ANP,
  • establishing guidelines around new engagements and partnerships with local, state, and federal authorities as well as with civil society organizations, and
  • providing guidance in dealing with threats to ANP (such as oversized cell towers, large aquaculture operations near park land, harmful legislation, and economic development projects that might negatively impact the visitor experience).

View the complete request for proposal and submit at Deadline is May 13, 2024.

Question can be directed to Stephanie Clement, vice president of conservation, at and Veronica Torres, government affairs manager, at