The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2018 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program Challenge. The Request for Pre-Proposals and the downloadable PDF pre-proposal form are available below by contacting Peter@usendowment.org. The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 8 p.m. EST, Friday, January 26, 2018. Up to $15 million is available for one or multiple awards. Final awards are planned to be announced in July of 2018.
The REPI Challenge, established in 2012, is a competitive process to seek projects that accelerate land conservation and military mission protection efforts through innovative partnerships and shared financing. The 2018 REPI Challenge includes several focus areas, including: land conservation or management activities that leverage species crediting approaches to relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations; targeted land conservation within watersheds important to the safe and adequate supply of water to DoD installations and ranges; and acquisition of water rights that directly sustains or enhances military mission activities as a key element of a land protection project that limits incompatible development or preserves habitat.
The REPI Challenge seeks to engage the private sector to access and tap unconventional and high-leverage sources of funding, attract additional philanthropic sources, and take advantage of market-based approaches to advance program goals.
The 2017 REPI Challenge resulted in $9.2 million in awards that leveraged nearly $10.1 million in non-DoD partner funding to the Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Partnership. This partnership represents a coordinated effort between the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations to protect rural and natural lands important to the Nation’s defense mission across 33 counties in the state.
For more information contact: Peter Stangel, 404-915-2763, firstname.lastname@example.org The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities – www.usendowment.org
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