REPI Program Investments in the Pacific Region

The Department of Defense (DOD)’s REPI Program facilitates long-term, collaborative partnerships that improve resilience, preserve important habitats and natural resources, and support sustainable and productive land uses and water resources for their surrounding communities. For the Pacific islands, these partnerships are critical to the Department serving as both a trusted neighbor, and steadfast steward of native cultures and irreplaceable ecosystems.

As the Pacific region grows in strategic significance for national defense, REPI projects become increasingly essential to ensure greater conservation and protection of cultural and natural resources for communities that neighbor DOD facilities. In Fiscal Year 2023, the REPI Program has committed nearly $34 million in funding to support REPI Program projects and REPI Challenge projects across Hawai‘i and Guam. These important projects leverage significant partner contributions and investments from other federal agency conservation and resilience programs. 

Read more about resilience project examples in the REPI Program Pacific Fact Sheet.

Leveraging Federal Conservation and Restoration Efforts

Partnerships among DOD and its federal partners are a key component of the REPI Program that help sustain installations’ operations and resilience. These partnerships fund projects that seek to enhance habitats and increase climate resilience, which can promote military readiness in shared geographic focus areas. For example, one of the REPI Program’s partners, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, awarded over $9.5 million in federal grants to Hawai‘i and Guam partners to support climate resilience and enhanced natural resource conservation efforts. This total only reflects projects executed through the America the Beautiful Challenge and the National Coastal Resilience Fund. NFWF has several other active programs that can support species and conservation strategies in the Pacific. To learn more, visit

Learn more about using REPI funds as a non-federal match in the REPI Funds as Match Fact Sheet. To learn more about REPI project locations, visit the REPI Interactive Map. This interactive tool provides an overview of REPI project locations, project information, and state-wide roll-ups of REPI actions. For more detailed case studies, read more on existing REPI Project Fact Sheets

For any questions on leveraging REPI funds as a non-federal match, contact the REPI office at

Projects in Hawai'i

Hawai‘i is home to the Pacific component commands for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force, and combat ready land, sea, and air forces. U.S. DOD installations include Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH), U.S. Army Garrison Hawai‘i (USAG-HI) (including Pōhakuloa Training Area), Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i (MCBH), Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), and incorporated annexes. Due to its biodiversity, Hawai‘i is home to the largest number of listed species in the U.S., while its geographic location places many installations, ranges, and their neighboring coastal communities at risk due to climate change and extreme weather events. In response, the REPI Program strives to collaborate with environmental and cultural stewards across the islands to support critical and ongoing conservation and resilience efforts.

Read more about project examples in the REPI Program Hawai'i Fact Sheet.

Projects in Guam

Guam, the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago, is home to several U.S. DOD installations and annexes whose missions align closely with National Defense Strategy priorities. These facilities include Naval Base Guam, Naval Munitions Site, Andersen Air Force Base, and the newly reactivated Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz. These important missions face development pressures, climate-related threats, and continued degradation of critical habitats for threatened and endangered species. To mitigate these threats, the REPI Program is working alongside the Government of Guam, federal agencies, and NGOs to implement the recovery and restoration of native ecosystems and the preservation of cultural resources.

Read more about project examples in the REPI Program Guam Fact Sheet.