The Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund request for proposals (RFP) expects to award approximately $5.6 million in federal and private sector funding in support of projects that restore, enhance and maintain longleaf pine on private and public lands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. Limited funding also is available to support bottomland hardwood restoration and enhancement activities as outlined within the RFP.
In pursuit of habitat and species restoration goals, applicants are encouraged to prioritize projects that also address co-benefits and engage local communities and historically underserved landowners:
- Conservation Co-Benefits: Projects that will implement habitat restoration or improvement practices that benefit wildlife while also sequestering carbon and/or protecting and improving water quantity or quality are encouraged.
- Community Impact and Engagement: Projects that incorporate outreach to communities, foster community engagement, and pursue collaborative management leading to measurable conservation benefits are encouraged.
All proposals must specifically address how projects will directly and measurably contribute to the longleaf pine and associated species goals outlined in the Longleaf Forest and Rivers Business Plan.
Full proposals are due Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
An applicant webinar will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 2:00pm Eastern Time [Register here]
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact Jon Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).