Department of Defense Announces 2023 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Challenge Funding Recipients

US Endowment for Forestry and Communities
January 30, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

The Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program today announced $24 million in funding for the 2023 REPI Challenge Program. Thirteen projects will benefit 26 installations and the communities that support them. These awards will leverage nearly $50 million in partner contributions. Three projects directly benefit the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership. This is the 12th consecutive year of the REPI Challenge Program. As noted on its website, the REPI Challenge supports “…innovative projects that limit incompatible development, enhance military installation resilience to climate change and extreme weather events, and/or relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations at locations hosting key mission capabilities.” “The 2023 REPI Challenge Program includes projects that will make key mission capabilities of strategic importance more resilient to climate change,” said Peter Stangel, Chief Operating Office at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Enhancing forest health and reducing wildfire risk are important strategies.”

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