Sharing a funding opportunity that may be of interest to municipal stakeholders as well as land trusts, especially those with a forestry focus. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2023, and grants can be up to $600,000.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Cooperative Forestry staff, requests applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). This is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through the fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. For more info, see PDF of request for proposals linked below.


RFP USDA Forest Service 2023-04888