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Federal Landscape Scale Restoration Grant with State Forester sponsorship

Program objectives

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.

Criteria

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. 

Eligibility

State agencies, Federally Recognized Tribes, nonprofit organizations, universities, and units of local government. 

Application process

Application instructions, forms, and other resources are provided in the USDA-FS-2023-LSR-Northeast-Midwest grant opportunity on Grants.gov.

  • Webinar for applicants: Aug. 25, 2022.  A recording of the webinar will be available at Region 9 - Grants & Agreements.

  • Michigan State Forester project sponsorship

    Deadline

    Submittal to Michigan State Forester: Sept. 29, 2022
    Federal Deadline: Nov. 10, 2022 by 6 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Central)

    Timeline

    The FY2023 request for applications opens Aug. 10, 2022 and has both a state and federal deadline. 

    Dollar amount available

    The estimated total program funding is $4,000,000. The award ceiling is $600,000, and the award floor is $25,000. 

    Source of funds

    U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service

    Contact

    For additional information about State Forester support, reach out to Sue Tangora, 517-420-0128 or Andrea Stay, 517-582-5465.