The NFF will host an informational webinar on the Community Capacity & Land Stewardship (CCLS) program on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT to provide an overview and answer questions.
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In Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Forest Service (FS) is supporting collaborative natural resource management through an all-lands approach. The FS believes that it is important to support and build the capacity of collaborative efforts that further enhance natural resource and watershed restoration outcomes while also helping to build sustainable economic capacities in local communities.
The National Forest Foundation offers this grant program in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region to support local collaborative efforts that work toward achieving watershed and landscape restoration objectives. The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region presently provides all program funding. The program operates with the additional support of implementation partners including Sustainable Northwest, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Oregon Solutions.
The Community Capacity & Land Stewardship Program provides grants of $5,000 to $24,000 to enable community-based organizations and collaborative groups to build their capacity to facilitate and/or implement watershed or landscape-level restoration. Ancillary goals of the program are to build capacity to help meet other objectives associated with the creation of family wage jobs that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. Grants are for a period of 12 months.
Organizations are not required to match CCLS Program award funds, but are encouraged to leverage additional private and local, state, or governmental resources to illustrate broad support for the project.
This webinar will review the CCLS purpose and goals, submission requirements, best practices, and provide an opportunity for Q&A.
For more information on the CCLS program, visit nationalforests.org/grant-programs/ccls