Landscape Scale Restoration Program

Nebraska Forest Service is requesting pre-proposals to the FY 2024 National Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grant Program

Nebraska Forest Service will review and determine which applications will be submitted to the regional competition in November 2023. Five applications will be submitted.

Who Can Apply: State and territorial forestry agencies or an equivalent state agency, units of local government, Tribes, non-profit organizations (defined as a 501c3), and universities are eligible to submit applications. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply under this competition. Tribes may also apply to this regional process but are encouraged to submit applications to the national Request for Proposals specifically for Tribes.

Submission Instructions: Only electronic pre-proposals will be accepted and considered. All pre-proposals must be sent electronically directly to the Nebraska Forest Service email, Pre-proposals must be sent as both a Microsoft Word document (i.e .doc or .docx) and Adobe Portable Document Format (i.e. .PDF).

Each organization must also include a statement of qualifications identifying experience implementing similar types of grants, a statement of financial stability, and a statement of performance of past grants.

Submission Deadline: Project Proposals must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00 P.M. CDT, October 6th, 2023 to be accepted and receive consideration. Any project proposals received after 5:00 P.M. CDT on October 6th, 2023 will not be accepted or considered.

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About the Program

 LSR provides USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) competitive grants focused on promoting collaborative, science-based restoration of priority forest landscapes and on furthering priorities identified in State Forest Action Plans. Proposals are now being accepted for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 grant cycle. All proposals must use the published 2020 Nebraska Forest Action Plan for reference.

Projects must focus on landscape-level outcomes, including a combination of land ownership, and prioritize funding towards one or more of the following objectives:

  • Reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfires;

  • Improve fish and wildlife habitats, including those of threatened and endangered species;

  • Maintain and improve water quality and watershed function;

  • Mitigate invasive species, insect infestation, and disease;

  • Improve important forest ecosystems;

  • Measure ecological and economic benefits, including air quality, soil quality, and productivity.