The National Forest Foundation Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program™ (CCLS™) provides funding to increase the capacity of organizations implementing large scale restoration projects that benefit National Forests in Southeast Alaska.
Funding for CCLS is currently provided by the US Forest Service Alaska Region, and coordinated with multiple additional regional leadership partners.
501(c)3 nonprofits, universities, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to receive CCLS grants. If an organization does not meet this eligibility requirement, it must utilize an eligible fiscal sponsor, in compliance with the NFF Policy on Fiscal Sponsorship.
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October 15, 2020: Deadline for Southeast Alaska CCLS Application Submissions
October 1, 2020: Webinar about Southeast Alaska CCLS Program
CCLS funding is intended to help community-based and collaborative organizations remove barriers to watershed and/or landscape scale restoration projects, and help facilitate job creation and retention and business development in their region.
Key eligibility criteria include:
- CCLS is currently limited in scope to projects that benefit the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska (USFS Region 10).
- CCLS projects do not require a cash or in-kind match.
- CCLS applications must include a letter of support from the District Ranger of each National Forest Ranger District included in a proposal.
Each regional program offered has additional unique desired outcomes. See each program's specific Request for Proposals (RFP) below for full eligibility information.
The NFF holds one competitive CCLS round each year. Application submission is via an electronic submission process. Submission instructions are listed in the RFP.
Proposal Deadlines and Requests for Proposals
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Southeast Alaska CCLS Program
- Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 12:59 pm AKDT
- Funding Source: USFS Alaska Region
- RFP: Full program details and application instructions are available in the Request for Proposals (RFP) document. [DOWNLOAD RFP HERE]
- Webinar: An informational webinar regarding CCLS proposal requirements and the submission process will take place October 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm AKDT.
- Registration is required for the webinar. [REGISTER HERE]
- Important Note about Grant Award Timing: The approximately 8-month award period will run from November 1, 2020 through July 10, 2021. Recipients must complete all work and expenditures within this period and no extensions will be available.
If you have questions not answered on this website or in available CCLS Request for Proposals, please feel free to contact Adam Liljeblad, Director, Conservation Awards at 406.830.3357 or email@example.com. Seeking help will not affect an organization’s competitiveness for the program.