U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Receives $20 Million in Funding to Support Underserved Forest Landowners

US Endowment for Forestry and Communities
March 15, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

GREENVILLE, S.C.  –The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, along with its key partners Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Network, Khuba International and mano-Y-ola, LLC, proudly announces the receipt of a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. This award will support underserved landowners in gaining equitable access to emerging markets while creating landscape-scale impact. “We are excited to collaborate with our partner organizations who have demonstrated experience in outreach to underserved landowners, forestry and farming expertise and a proven track record in overcoming barriers to land ownership and accessing federal funding,” said Alicia Cramer, senior vice president of the Endowment. The funding announced by the USDA Forest Service will allow underserved and small-acreage forest landowners to implement climate-resilient practices, access information about market opportunities and support the capacity building of the partners to better serve our forest landowners.  

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