Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)

Type: 
Funding
Climate Programs
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

he Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) helps the owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health damaged by natural disasters. The EFRP does this by authorizing payments to owners of private forests to restore disaster damaged forests.

The local FSA County Committee implements EFRP for all disasters with the exceptions of drought and insect infestations. In the case of drought or an insect infestation, the national FSA office authorizes EFRP implementation.

Category: 
forest restoration, forest management, private forests, non-industrial forests, natural disasters, forest health

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Eligibility: 
The FSA County Committee inspects the damage to determine if forest land is eligible for EFRP. For land to qualify for EFRP funds, the damage from the natural disaster must create new conservation problems that if not dealt with would: -Harm the natural resources on the land -Significantly affect future land use Only owners of nonindustrial private forests with tree cover existing before the natural disaster occurred are eligible to apply. The land must be owned by a private individual, group, association, corporation or other private legal entity that has decision making authority on the land and doesn’t use the land for business purposes.
Status/Type: 
Program
Grant