Yesterday, the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program released the 2023 REPI Resilience Project Funding Guide.
“The REPI Program is thrilled to release the first-ever Resilience Project Funding Guide. Our office designed this guide to serve as a valuable resource for installations and on-the-ground partners to learn how to leverage funding from over 25 federal and non-federal resilience and conservation programs that can support existing or new REPI installation resilience projects,” said REPI Program Director, Kristin Thomasgard.
The REPI Program works to preserve military missions by supporting cost-sharing agreements between the Military Services, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private conservation organizations to avoid land use conflicts near military installations, address environmental restrictions that limit military activities, and increase resilience to climate change.
The REPI Resilience Project Funding Guide provides a program calendar featuring key application opening dates and deadlines across all programs. Every program has a summary of funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. Six of the programs include detailed instructions for steps applicants need to take before applying, such as determining if the local community has an updated Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Installations and partners can leverage the guide to review funding opportunities for developing nature-based solutions near installations and ranges that preserve military missions, enhance habitats, increase climate resilience, and ensure military readiness. The guide also allows readers to quickly sort through programs based on multiple climate change threats, including wildfire, drought, coastal hazard, riverine flooding and land degradation.
The REPI Resilience Project Funding Guide, newly updated Resilience Fact Sheet, and Resilience Primer can be found on the REPI website at www.repi.mil/Resilience/Complementary-Federal-Programs/.
By leveraging federal programs, partners can better compete in an increasingly competitive REPI Program proposal evaluation process. To learn more on how REPI Program funding can serve as a non-federal match for the federal programs listed in the guide, read the REPI Funds as Match Fact Sheet www.repi.mil/Portals/44/Documents/Resources/REPI_FactSheet_FundsAsMatch.pdf.