2024 REPI Challenge RFP

The REPI Program is excited to launch the 2024 REPI Challenge process in early spring. Subscribe to the REPI listserv to receive information on background, timing, and eligibility for the 2024 REPI Challenge!

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, H. 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 $417 million in partner contributions to protect working lands, habitat, and open spaces at 51 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.

The REPI Office will be hosting a webinar highlighting the 2023 REPI Challenge on February 15, 2023, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.  For more information on how to register for the webinar, please visit the REPI webinar page

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.