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Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grant

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs to Restore Forests and Rangeland

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF)

LOI Date:

03/02/18

Deadline Date:

07/09/18

Description:

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Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations, governments agencies, tribes, and educational institutions for the restoration of statewide or local rangeland and forests. Pre-proposals are due March 2. Selected projects will address landscapes of concern, significant issues, and focus on conserving working forests and rangelands, protecting forests and rangelands from harm, and/or enhancing public benefits from trees, forests, and rangelands.

NDF seeks Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) projects that address local or statewide forest and rangeland resource issues, along with goals and strategies in Nevada’s Forest Action Plan (FAP).

Innovative projects are sought that integrate various programs (e.g., Forest Health, Urban & Community Forestry, Stewardship, Fire, etc.) and partners, and cross any combination of ownership, management or jurisdictional boundaries. Cross-boundary projects are encouraged as they expand project outcomes at watershed, regional and state levels. For example, within a watershed or Priority Landscape Area, multiple landowners and organizations might work together to do any combination of the following:

-Assess needs and develop plans (e.g., Landscape Scale or landowner Forest and Range Stewardship Plans, and watershed action plans, identify appropriate tree seed sources for various climate scenarios)

-Conduct actions or treatments on a landscape scale to increase and maintain vegetation diversity and resilience over time. This includes actively managing urban and rural forests and rangelands for goods and ecosystem services. (e.g. treatments to improve and/or restore forest and rangeland health, recreational opportunities, water resources, riparian areas, wildlife habitat; reduce wildfire, noxious weeds, development pressure and impacts from undesignated recreation)

-Address community health benefits from trees, forests or rangelands or issues such as stormwater, air quality, energy use, or invasive species

-Provide education and outreach to train landowners or organizations.(e.g., workshops, statewide surveys to assess landowner attitudes and/or targeted marketing to increase statewide forest landowner participation)

Eligible Lands:
While project work can occur on all lands, grant funds can only be used for activities on non-federal lands. Project coordination with the USDA Forest Service and other public land management agencies is encouraged.

All projects should include an outreach or educational component that increases a relevant audiences’ understanding about the issue(s) being addressed through the project work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179486

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects that utilize approximately $205,000 to $292,000 in grant funds are desired.

Term of Contract:

Projects may begin July 15, 2019.

Projects must take place within one to three years from the time of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

Ineligible Activities:

Work on federal land, research and any construction activities are not eligible for grant funding. (Construction includes new or improved structures, roads, bridges and culverts, even if in connection to a thinning or restoration project. If these activities are part of the overall project, they can be used as project leverage.)

WSFM and HF-CP Grants exclude maintenance on previous federally funded fuels projects, preparedness and suppression capacity building (e.g. purchase of fire department equipment), small business start-up funding, and GIS/database development.

Pre-Application Information:

Landscape Scale Restoration pre-proposals are due March 2, 2018.

Timeline:
-12/21/17: Announce Pre-proposal solicitation
-3/2/18: Pre-proposals due to NDF
-3/16/18: Pre-proposals selected for full proposal development
-7/2/18: HF-CP funds available for project implementation (if allocated)
-7/9/18: Developed proposals due to NDF for review
-8/6/18: Final proposal edits due to NDF
-9/14/18: NDF submits LSR grants to western competition
-December 2018: Funding selection announced
-7/1/2019: If Congress allocates funds, states receive funding
-7/15/2019: NDF and partner agreements developed. Projects may begin.

The 2019 LSR application form is not yet available for the Western States. For information purposes, see instructions and criteria for the 2018 applications at:
http://www.thewflc.org/landscape-scale-restoration-competitive-grant-program/fy-2018-landscape-scale-restoration

The 2019 process will be very similar.

If funded, payments are on a reimbursement basis (after work is successfully completed and paid for by recipient)

The Nevada Forest Action Plan is available at:
http://forestry.nv.gov/forestry-resources/state-resource-assessments/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Heather Giger, Stewardship/Legacy Coordinator
775-684-2552
hdgiger@forestry.nv.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada