Other Grant Opportunities
2023 Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Cooperative Forestry staff, requests applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). This is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through the fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller.
Applicants are encouraged to contact and work with a Forest Service Region during the application process and before submission. Forest Service staff can assist with navigating program requirements, determining eligibility, providing guidance on allowable costs and match, and other questions. Applications are due to the Appropriate State Forester or equivalent Tribal official, depending on the applying entity, by March 31, 2023.
Please contact the Eastern Region CFP Program Manager Neal Bungard at 603-833-3287 or e-mail if you have any questions about the CFP application process or would like to discuss a potential project. Application guidance document can be found here.
Program webinar can be found at: FY23 CFP RFA Information Webinar.