Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Range

Up to 600K

# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area

Community Development

Programmatic Area

Energy & Environment

Programmatic Area

Workforce & Economic Development



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

City or township governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Focus Area

CFP is a competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to Indian Tribes, local governments, and qualified conservation non-profit organizations to establish community forests through the fee simple acquisition of private forest land. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forestland from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits including public recreation, environmental and economic benefits, and forest-based educational programs. Public access is required for all projects.


Margaret Haines, National Program Manager 202-384-7192 Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

Link to Opportunity

Application Platform

CDFA Number

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