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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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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:
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.
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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 protected]. Seeking help will not affect an organization’s competitiveness for the program.