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NFF | Community Capacity & Land Stewardship Grant

March 19, 2014


National Forest Foundation:

There is a recent history of collaboration associated with watershed and landscape scale restoration in the Pacific coastal states. These collaborative efforts allow groups to work through conflict in order to address both local natural resource and rural economic development challenges. While the specific types and extents of collaborations has varied with place and time, communities find that they can accomplish more by addressing these issues together than they could on their own. USDA agencies are demonstrating their commitment to supporting collaborative efforts that further enhance natural resource and watershed restoration outcomes while also helping to build sustainable, economic capacities in local communities in California, Oregon, Washington and Southeast Alaska.

Through this Community Capacity Land Stewardship (CCLS) grant program, the NFF is administering USDA agency funds to provide capacity building support for local collaborative efforts that work toward achieving watershed restoration objectives within the geographic focus areas. The purpose of this grant program is to provide the tools and support necessary to achieve watershed and landscape scale restoration while also furthering goals that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. The NFF has partnered with USDA agencies and other partners in the Pacific coastal states  to create and implement this innovative capacity building grant program in support of collaboratives and community-based organizations throughout the area.

Through this grant program the National Forest Foundation will administer funds to help collaboratives and community-based organizations address their capacity building needs that further their on-the-ground watershed restoration goals. Grants will be awarded for a one-year period and are available from $5,000 – $24,000.


March 19, 2014
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