The 2020 REPI Challenge proposal process will begin in the coming weeks, please check back here or the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities website for more information. The 2020 REPI Challenge will recognize projects that preserve and enhance military installations or ranges which host key capabilities identified in the National Defense Strategy. Additional consideration will be given to those projects that leverage the REPI Program’s authority to promote and maintain installation resilience, particularly in the areas of coastal resilience and addressing wildfire threats, as well as projects that leverage multiple authorities to accomplish project goals. The 2020 REPI Challenge is open to all eligible partners at DoD installations and will award up to $15 million in funds by July 2020, subject to availability of funds.
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.