The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) helps the owners of non-industrial private forests restore forests damaged by natural disasters. The EFRP does this by authorizing payments to owners of private forests to restore disaster-damaged forests.

Eligible Uses

Eligibility is determined through a review by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee. Funds are available if the damage caused would harm the natural resources on the land and/or significantly affect future land use.

Eligible Recipients

Individuals are eligible recipients.

Approx Annual Funding Amount

The funding amount varies annually.

Cost Share Requirements

Up to 75% of implementation cost can be paid by the Federal government, as determined by the FSA, with the other 25% to be provided by the individual.

Application Cycle

Funding is available when disaster has occurred.


Contact your local FSA agent to apply by finding your county’s information here.