2024 REPI Challenge Request for Proposals

The REPI Program is pleased to release the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 REPI Challenge Request for Proposals (RFP).  The primary focus of the 2024 REPI Challenge is on advancing efforts that preserve key mission capabilities of strategic importance to DOD and enhance installation and range resilience to climate change and severe weather events (e.g., drought, increased wildfires, thawing permafrost).  This year’s REPI Challenge process will occur in the new REPI Challenge Online Portal.  Applicants seeking to submit a REPI Challenge pre-proposal must create a user account in the Online Portal and submit their pre-proposal online.  A user account request form can be found on the login page of the Online Portal.  Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions to help answer the most common questions about the REPI Challenge.

Pre-proposals for the Fiscal Year 2024 REPI Challenge are due on Monday, June 12, 2023, by 8:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).  Questions on the REPI Challenge Online Portal can be directed to Amy Caramanica at amy.h.caramanica.ctr@mail.mil and Matt Stovall at matthew.k.stovall3.ctr@mail.mil.  To learn more about this year's REPI Challenge process, watch the REPI Challenge webinar recording here.

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2023 REPI Challenge

For the 2023 REPI Challenge, the REPI Program contributed $24 million in funds, coupled with $50 million in partner contributions, to advance innovative projects that limit development pressures, enhance military installation resilience, and relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations.  By distributing funds across 13 projects, the REPI Challenge contributed to initiatives benefiting 26 installations and their communities across the country. 

The full list 2023 REPI Challenge locations and their associated funding include:

  • Naval Observatory Flagstaff & Camp Navajo, AZ. Northern Arizona Fuels and Wildfire Risk Reduction; $1.0M
  • U.S. Army Garrison Hawaiʻi, Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi, HI. Increasing Resilience of Endangered Wildlife Found on Critical Landscapes; $2.9M
  • U.S. Army GarrisonHawaiʻi, Pōhakuloa Training Area, HI. Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Protection: Mitigating Rare Plant Impacts; $1.3M
  • U.S. Army GarrisonHawaiʻi: Makua Military Reservation, Schofield Barracks, Kahuku Training Area, Poamoho Training Area, HI. Ecosystem Restoration and Rare Plant and Animal Preservation on O’ahu; $2.7M
  • Fort Huachuca, AZ. Land Protection and Climate Resilience, Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape Partnership; $1.3M
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Advancing Sentinel Landscape Priorities to Build Prairie and Working Landscape Resilience; $2.4M
  • Joint Region Marianas: Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Andersen Air Force Base, GU. Landscape Scale Feral Pig Control in Northern Guam; $1.2M
  • Joint Region Marianas: Naval Base Guam, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Andersen Air Force Base, GU. Guam Native Plant Nursery Upgrades for Island-Wide Habitat Enhancement; $1.9M
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Warren Grove Range, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Sea Girt National Guard Training Facility, AEGIS Combat System Engineering Site, NJ. Infrastructure Resilience and Natural Resource Enhancement; $995K
  • Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi, Pōhakuloa Training Area, HI. Detection and Management of High-Impact Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species; $3.1M
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CA. West Coast Beach Breeding Bird Conservation Fund; $75K
  • Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Resilience Improvements Planning; $286K
  • Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, TX. Camp Bullis Sentinel Landscape; $5.1M

To date, the REPI Challenge has resulted in more than $144 million in REPI Program funds being leveraged with over $437 million in partner contributions to protect working lands, habitat, and open spaces at 52 locations nationwide. 

The 2023 REPI Challenge Fact Sheet summarizes REPI Challenge accomplishments to date and provides highlights for each of this year’s 13 Challenge funding recipients.  To learn more about the 13 REPI Challenge projects, read the full 2023 REPI Challenge Package.  

Six of the selected projects are located within the Indo-Pacific Region and will help implement partnership efforts focused on improving coastal and forest resilience, which benefits the long-term sustainability of local communities and their neighboring installations. To learn more about this year’s Hawai'i REPI Challenge funding recipients, read the full 2023 REPI Challenge Hawai'i Fact Sheet.

Previous Years' Recipients

The REPI Challenge initiated its pilot effort in 2012 to offer funding for REPI buffer land transactions at eligible military bases. The Challenge's goals are to cultivate projects that conserve land at a greater scale, test promising ways to finance land protection, and harness the creativity of the private sector and market‐based approaches.