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Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

Up to $60,000

The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program) of the Forest Service offers a unique opportunity for communities to acquire and conserve forests that provide public access and recreational opportunities, protect vital water supplies and wildlife habitat, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners, and provide economic benefits from timber and non-timber products.

The Forest Service releases an annual request for applications for the Community Forest Program (CFP). The Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2024 is now available. Applications are due to State Foresters or equivalent Tribal officials by January 12, 2024. Applications are encouraged from across the country. If you are interested in applying, contact your CFP Regional Contact. For complete information on the program and application process, see the Final Rule.

The Forest Service will host informational webinars about the Fiscal Year 2024 Request for Applications on September 20, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET and on October 11, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET.  Additional details, including registration, will be provided here when available.