Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program 2024 Southern and IITF

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) program is designed to “encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority forest landscapes” that not only focuses on priority landscapes but may include issues identified in the respective States’ Forest Action Plans. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, “the landscape scale restoration program is to support landscape scale restoration and management that results in measurable improvements to public benefits derived from State and private forest lands” as identified in a State-wide assessment or equivalent restoration strategy

Projects must take place in one or more of the following states or territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands of the United States, and Virginia.

Deadlines:

  • Required pre-proposals due: Oct. 4, 2023
  • Full Proposals due: Dec. 15, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

State and territorial forestry agencies or an equivalent state agency, units of local government, Tribes, non-profit organizations (defined as a 501c3), and universities are eligible to submit applications. Forprofit entities are not eligible to apply under this competition.

We encourage collaboration between States, Tribes, universities, non-profit organizations, and the USDA Forest Service to avoid eligibility issues. Collaboration and coordination with the Southern Group of State Forester’s Committees and/or the USDA Forest Service is encouraged; however, grant funds can only be used for work on non-federal lands. Please note federal research entities cannot be a subrecipient of these funds.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 4, 2023