Complementary Federal Resilience Funding Opportunities 

REPI Program funds can satisfy the match or cost-sharing requirement for any resilience or conservation program of any federal agency. By leveraging interagency partnerships, the REPI Program works with federal partners to fund projects that seek to preserve military missions, enhance habitats, increase climate resilience, and ensure military readiness at installations and ranges.

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 osd.repi@mail.mil. 

The America the Beautiful Challenge

In 2022, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) established the America the Beautiful Challenge, a grant opportunity that combines public-private conservation and restoration funding to advance large landscape scale projects. Through NFWF, applicants can receive funding from multiple federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Defense for activities that restore, protect, and conserve critical landscapes. By combining funding from multiple agencies and private organizations, the America the Beautiful Challenge provides applicants with a streamlined application process for developing innovative projects that protect critical natural resources.

 

 

 

2022 DOD America the Beautiful Challenge Recipients

NFWF's Press Release | November 10, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Habitat Management, Wildfire Mitigation and Engaging Communities in the Georgia Sentinel Landscape: Funding for this project will build on the existing West Central Georgia Prescribed Fire Initiative to continue efforts to improve forest health in areas neighboring Fort Benning. Specific activities include executing prescribed burns on 20,000 acres of private land, 5,000 acres of public land, and installing new firebreaks for at least 50 landowners per year to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires across the region and Georgia Sentinel Landscape.

 

 

Enhancing Climate and Watershed Adaptation Strategies in the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape: To support mission flexibility and installation resilience at Fort Huachuca, project partners, including Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, University of Arizona, and Tucson Audubon Society, will perform hazardous fuel reduction on over 70 acres, eradicate invasive species across 28,000 acres of riparian habitat, and repair over 700 acres of degraded waterways through erosion control and revegetation.

 

 

 

The National Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund restores, increases, and strengthens natural infrastructure across coastal communities. Established in 2018, the National Coastal Resilience Fund invests in coastal resilience projects that restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers and floodplains, and barrier islands that minimize impacts to communities from sea-level rise, storms and other coastal hazards while enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. The REPI Program serves as a key partner on the National Coastal Resilience Fund to accelerate coastal resilience projects near DOD installations and ranges. Since 2020, the REPI Program has contributed funding to National Coastal Resilience Fund projects that enhance resilience to sea-level rise, high-tide flooding, coastal erosion, and storm surge.

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program prioritizes nature-based solutions and climate adaptation projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards. Unlike REPI resilience projects, which focus exclusively on developing natural infrastructure solutions, BRIC projects can use a combination of built and natural infrastructure as long as the project is cost effective, technically feasible, and increases a community’s resilience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Installation Resilience Program

The REPI Program works in close coordination with the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) to support holistic community planning efforts. State and local governments are encouraged to explore the OLDCC Installation Resilience Program, which includes funding for developing Compatible Use Plans and Military Installation Resilience Reviews.  Both of these studies only require a ten percent cost share and are excellent tools for assessing compatibility and resiliency challenges.
 

The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program

The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program is designed to address deficiencies in community infrastructure, supportive of a military installation, in order to enhance military value, installation resilience, and military family quality of life.