The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
The Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program allows military services and partners to develop off-base natural infrastructure solutions to protect critical infrastructure, military personnel, and testing or training operations from climate change impacts.
The REPI program funds cost-sharing partnerships between military services and state agencies, local governments, or private organizations to identify and address encroachment risks, which are issues external to military operations that affect or can affect military installation testing, training, and other operations and overall military readiness.
There are 11 main encroachment risks, including: noise pollution, endangered species and critical habitat, wetlands, water quality and supply, air pollution and quality, cultural resources, maritime competition, competition for airspace, competition for radio frequency spectrum, urban growth around military installations, and unexploded ordnance and munitions constituents.
REPI partnerships acquire property, typically in the form of conservation easements, from willing landowners and, when applicable, conduct natural resource restoration work on the acquired land. As REPI projects mature, they form areas of protected or restored land in the vicinity of military installations that reduce the likelihood of land-use conflicts between military installations and surrounding communities.
Eligible recipients include states, local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
REPI Program funds can satisfy the match or cost sharing requirement for any resilience or conservation program of any federal agency. REPI has offered between $5 million and $15 million each year.
Cost Share Requirements
There are no cost share requirements.
Final funding levels for the REPI program are determined by March and distributed around July. Typically, installation representatives begin working with their partners in the spring and submit proposals by the end of July, which will be reviewed by the REPI office starting in October.
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