U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Forest Service
Grants to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and tribes for activities to conserve forestlands. Applicants must discuss their proposal with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects involving private forests under threat of conversion to non-forest purposes, which offer recreational opportunities and public access, protect wildlife habitat and water supplies, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners, and provide economic benefits from timber and non-timber products.
acquire and protect
contact staff prior to applying.
The Community Forest Program (CFP) is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests that provide community benefits through fee simple acquisition of private forest land.
To be eligible, land must be private forest land that is:
For eligible costs, see https://www.fs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Community-Forest-Program-Road-Map-2020.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 177342
Individual grant applications may not exceed $600,000, which does not include technical assistance requests.
Grants must start within the fiscal year that the project was awarded funding (10/1 – 9/30).
The initial grant period for CFP grants will be two years. If there is a need, the grant may be extended up to five years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you are interested in applying, contact your CFP Regional Contact at https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/contact-us/community-forest-regional-coordinators.
To email questions or comments, and to confirm submission of the application, contact SM.FS.CFP@usda.gov.
For questions, contact:
Scott Stewart, Program Coordinator
National Association of State Foresters
444 N. Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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