USDA Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support: Tribal Access to Emerging Private Markets for Climate Mitigation and Forest Resilience

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 14th, 2024
Close Date
August 21st, 2024
Total Funding
$20,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$2,000,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Opportunity No.
USDA-FS-2024-IRA-FLS-02

Agency

Forest Service (USDA-FS)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The USDA Forest Service is offering a grant opportunity titled "Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support: Tribal Access to Emerging Private Markets for Climate Mitigation and Forest Resilience". This grant aims to provide funding to support the participation of underserved and small-acreage forest landowners in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. The funding opportunity falls under the authorities of the USDA Forest Service's existing Landscape Scale Restoration Program. Native American tribal governments, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native Corporations/Villages are eligible to apply. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $20,000,000, with an award ceiling of $2,000,000. The closing date for submitting proposals is August 21, 2024, with a six-month response period. For more information, interested parties can contact the Cooperative Forestry IRA Forest Landowner Support Team at SM.FS.LandownerIRA@usda.gov.

Description

This forecasted funding opportunity will be the second in an anticipated series of Forest Landowner Support programming. Forest Landowner Support programs are funded by Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provisions (Public Law No: 117-169. Subtitle D, Sec. 23002(a), Competitive Grants for Non-Federal Forest Landowners). These programs fall under the authorities of the USDA Forest Service's existing Landscape Scale Restoration Program, as authorized under Section 13A of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2109a). This forecasted funding opportunity will solicit proposals for IRA provision Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(2) and (a)(3) which provide the USDA Forest Service with funding to support the participation of underserved and small-acreage forest landowners in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

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Title
Type
Grant

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USDA Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support
Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service is offering a grant opportunity called "Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support". This grant aims to provide support to forest landowners for forest resilience and climate mitigation. The grant is funded by four Inflation Reduction Act provisions and falls under the USDA Forest Service's Landscape Scale Restoration Program. The program supports the participation of underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners (owning less than 2,500 acres) in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. The grant solicits proposals for two IRA provisions: Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(2) and Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(3). The USDA Forest Service will provide funding to support the participation of underserved forest landowners and forest landowners who own less than 2,500 acres of forest land in these emerging private markets. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The estimated total program funding is $150,000,000, with an award ceiling of $50,000,000. The grant is open to small businesses. The close date for proposal budgets less than $2 million is on a quarterly basis, with evaluation windows from August 21, 2023, to November 30, 2023; December 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024; March 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024; and June 1, 2024, to August 21, 2024. Proposals with budgets greater than or equal to $2 million and less than $25 million have already passed the submission deadline. Proposals to administer a national competitive regranting program may also be considered, with budgets greater than or equal to $5 million, less than $50 million, and including at least 80% sub-awards. For more information and to submit proposals, visit the USDA Forest Service's website at [link](https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/state-private-forestry/coop-forestry/ira-forest-landowner-support).