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Forest Service Inflation Reducation Act Forest Landowner Support

Open Date:

August 2023

Close Date:

8/21/2024

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Agriculture
  • Low-income Assistance

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Bureau/Office:

Forest Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is the first in an anticipated series of Landowner Support for Forest Resilience NOFOs. Landowner Support for Forest Resilience is currently funded by four Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provisions (Public Law No: 117-169. Subtitle D, Sec. 23002(a) (1 ), (2), (3), and (4)), which encompass cost share and payment incentives for forestry practices and support participation of underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners (owning less than 2,500 acres) in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. Landowner Support for Forest Resilience falls under the USDA Forest Service's existing Landscape Scale Restoration Program, as authorized under Section 13A of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2109a). This program advances the Biden-Harris Administration's Justice40 Initiative. Established by Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, the Justice40 Initiative has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal investments, such as climate, clean energy, and other areas, flow to disadvantaged communities. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits proposals for two IRA provisions: Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(2) and Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(3). These provisions provide the USDA Forest Service with funding to:

Support the participation of underserved forest landowners in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

Support the participation of forest landowners who own less than 2,500 acres of forest land in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$150000000.00
Limit per Applicant:
$50,000,000
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

You can view USDAs webinar here.

Closing date notice: Aug 21, 2024 Track A: Proposal budgets greater than or equal to $2 million and less than $25 million are due by October 21, 2023, 60 days following publication. Track B: Proposal budgets less than $2 million will be considered for funding on a quarterly basis beginning at least 60 days following publication. Track C: Proposals to administer a national competitive regranting program may also be considered. Budgets must be greater than or equal to $5 million, less than $50 million, and include at least 80% sub-awards. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis and reviewed at least quarterly.

Also note these dates: Aug 21, 2024 Track B: Proposal budgets less than $2 million will be considered for funding on a quarterly basis. Proposals received in each of these listed windows will be evaluated together as separate batches: August 21, 2023 – November 30, 2023; December 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024; March 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024; June 1, 2024 – August 21, 2024. Track A: The submission deadline has passed for proposals with budgets greater than or equal to $2 million and less than $25 million. Track C: Proposals to administer a national competitive regranting program may also be considered. Budgets must be greater than or equal to $5 million, less than $50 million, and include at least 80% sub-awards.

Contact Information

USDA Forest Service

Cooperative Forestry,

Forest Landowner Support

202-570-2156

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