Regional Forest Economy Partnership (RFEP)

REGIONAL FOREST ECONOMY PARTNERSHIP (RFEP)

 

AVAILABLE FUNDS: $5,000,000

GOAL: Fund projects that, when completed, increase the ability of the four-state region to attract new opportunities that leverage significant additional investments, and that over time have a potentially transformational impact on community economic revitalization.

 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:       Local governments (village, town, city and county);

       Other political subdivisions of States (regional planning commissions, authorities of the  state); Indian Tribes;

      Non-profit entities.

 

ALL RFEP PROGRAM MATERIALS CAN BE FOUND WITHIN THE APPLICATION MANUAL.

LETTERS OF INTEREST: Letters of Interest must be submitted to rfep@nbrc.gov and will be accepted from all eligible applicants no later than 5:00 p.m. EST August 28, 2020.

FULL APPLICATION: Full applications will only be accepted from those entities expressly invited to apply based on the review of the Letters of Interest, and must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, October 30, 2020 to rfep@nbrc.gov. All the documents required to be uploaded with the application are available in the Federal Forms section below, as well as in the RFEP Application Manual.

 

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:

RFEP Overview

RFEP Timeline

RFEP Advisory Board Members

 

CONTACTS: For those considering applications in 2020, please contact the NBRC Program Director and the NBRC Program Managers in the States where the proposed project will take place.

 

NBRC Program Director: Andrea Smith, asmith@nbrc.gov 603-369-3001x3

 Maine: Charlotte Mace, charlotte.mace@maine.gov 207.624.7448

 New Hampshire: Molly Kaylor, mollie.kaylor@livefreenh.gov 603.271.6305

 Vermont: Kristie Farnham, kristie.farnham@vermont.gov 802.398.5268

 New York: Kyle Wilber, kyle.wilber@dos.ny.gov 518.473.3694

 

FEDERAL FORMS:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDFA) Number is 90.601. Put this in section #11 of the 424.

Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number. All federal grants require a DUNS number. If your organization does not currently have a DUNS number click here (it may take 2-3 businesses days to obtain one).

Standard Form 424 - Application for Federal Assistance. Instructions for the SF424 can be found here Standard Form 424cbw – Budget Form

Standard Form LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying

NBRC Form 1001 - Debarment, Suspension Certification

For Non-profits: A) Certificate of Good Standing and B) IRS Determination Letter