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Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grants

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

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF)

LOI Date:

03/01/19

Deadline Date:

07/19/19

Description:

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Grants to Nevada nonprofits, governments agencies, tribes, landowners, and educational institutions for the restoration of statewide or local rangeland and forests. Applicants must submit a pre-proposal prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects that 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. Collaboration among multiple entities on the project is important and encouraged.

Innovative projects are sought that integrate various programs (e.g., Forest Health, Forest Stewardship, 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 watershed restoration plans)
- Conduct actions or treatments on a broad scale to increase and maintain landscape resistance to disturbance and resiliency following disturbance. (e.g., treatments to improve and/or restore forest health and system function, rehabilitate riparian corridors, improve wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels and/or invasive species, or mitigate development pressures and impacts from undesignated recreation)
- Increase forest related benefits to rural communities
- Provide education and outreach to train landowners or organizations in sound stewardship practices (e.g., stakeholder workshops, statewide surveys to assess landowner attitudes and/or targeted marketing to increase statewide forest landowner participation)

Projects are encouraged to include an outreach or educational component that increases the understanding of relevant stakeholders and the general public.

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

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:

The project time frame is one to three years from the time of funding award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, private landowners, homeowner’s associations, 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.)

Expenses or activities for which recipient cannot be reimbursed:
- Equipment—that costs $5,000 or more and has a life expectancy of at least one year
- Other Activities—Construction, research or activities on federal land
- Note: Activities ineligible for grant funds can be used as project leverage

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- 1/8/19: Announcement of request for LSR Pre-proposals.
- 3/1/19: LSR Pre-proposals due to NDF.
- 3/20/19: Advisory Committee Reviews/Ranks LSR Pre-proposals. Selected proposals developed for final submission.
- 7/19/19: LSR developed proposals due to NDF for internal review and final edits.
- 8/16/19: Final LSR Proposals due to NDF program coordinator(s).
- Late August – Early September 2019: NDF submits LSR Proposals to the Western States Competitive Granting
Process.
- October-November 2019: Review Teams score and rank proposals, and make funding recommendations to
the USFS Washington Office.
- December 2019: Anticipated funding lists announced for LSR (funding not guaranteed).
- 7/1/2020: Dependent on congressional appropriations, states receive LSR funding.
- 7/15/2020: NDF develops partner agreements to begin LSR project work.

Applicants must have an active DUNS number.

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

The 2020 process will be very similar.

LSR requires a 1:1 match commitment. Applicants are encouraged to provide as much match as possible. NDF is also able to assist with matching funds. LSR funds cannot be used on federal lands, but federal contributions can be used as leverage. Leverage can include federal resources used for project work in an area adjacent to the project location where grant funds will be used.

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.

Email the pre-proposal form to:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada