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Federal LSR Grants with State Forester sponsorship
The Landscape Scale Restoration Program is a USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry competitive grant program that promotes collaborative, science-based restoration of priority forest landscapes and furthers priorities identified in State Forest Action plans or equivalent restoration strategy. Landscape Scale Restoration projects cross multiple jurisdictions, including Tribal, state and local government, and private forest land, to address large-scale issues such as wildfire risk reduction, watershed protection and restoration, and the spread of invasive species, insect infestation and disease.
For landscape restoration projects on rural nonindustrial private forestland and/or rural Tribal, State, or local government forest land. For the purposes of this program, “rural” means any city or town with a population of 50,000 or less according to the latest census. This funding opportunity is for projects with on-the-ground outcomes across the 20 Northeast and Midwest states.
State agencies, Federally Recognized Tribes, nonprofit organizations, universities, and units of local government.
Application instructions, forms, and other resources are provided in the USDA-FS-2024-LSR-Northeast-Midwest grant opportunity on Grants.gov.
Michigan State Forester project sponsorship
- All partners and collaborators, except Tribes, must submit an initial draft of their Application Project Narrative Form and Budget Spreadsheet to the relevant State Forester. Each State Forester may sponsor no more than 5 applications (single, multistate or cross-regional).
- Project proposals should be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Project proposals should be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Michigan Forest Action Plan.
- Send Michigan requests for support by Oct. 20, 2023 to Kim Korbecki and copy to Andrea Stay.
Submittal to Michigan State Forester: Oct. 20, 2023
Federal Deadline: Nov. 30, 2023 by 6 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Central)
The FY2024 request for applications opens Aug. 18, 2023 and has both a state and federal deadline.
The award ceiling is $600,000, and the award floor is $25,000.
Source of funds
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service