RFP and Webinar for Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) is seeking proposals from lead organizations situated in disadvantaged rural communities with histories of African American land loss to join the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention program.  This program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Forest Service (USFS), and the Endowment.  From 2016 to 2019, the partners will invest more than $4 million to stabilize African American forestland ownership across generations and enhance family wealth by increasing income and land asset value through sustainable forestry.  While continued support will be provided to existing projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, the Endowment is looking for new proposals that support forest owners in multi-county regions with significant African American populations in rural Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, western Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  The due date for submitting new proposals is April 4, 2016.

February 29th Webinar:  For more information, view the request for proposals and register for the webinar being held on Monday, February 29th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (eastern) — to discuss the application process and answer questions from potential applicants.

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