The 2019 REPI Challenge request for pre-proposals and the downloadable PDF pre-proposal form are now available through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities website. The 2019 REPI Challenge will recognize projects that enhance military installations or ranges which host key capabilities identified in the National Defense Strategy. The 2019 REPI Challenge is open to all eligible partners at DoD installations and will award up to $15 million in funds by July 2019. All pre-proposals are due by 8:00 PM EST on February 8, 2019.
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.