2018 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program ChallengeRequest for Pre-Proposals

2018 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program ChallengeRequest for Pre-Proposals 

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced that it is 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 on the U.S. Endowment for Forestryand Community’s (the Endowment) webpage or by contacting Peter@runslikeclock.work. 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’sdefense mission across 33 counties in the state.

For more information contact:
Peter Stangel, 404-915-2763, peter@runslikeclock.work
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 andforest-reliant communities – www.usendowment.org

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