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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Environmental Conservation
Grant Opportunity
Regenerate NY 2022 Round 2
Contact Name
Jason Drobnack
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce available New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) funding for qualifying, private forestland owners. Funds are to provide cost share reimbursement payments to forestland owners that implement approved forestry practice(s) that establish and/or protect tree regeneration on their forestland.

This is a reimbursement cost share grant program. All costs must be incurred by Landowner or fiscal sponsor prior to reimbursement.

For the purposes of this grant program, the following entities are considered eligible applicants:
1) Any individual, partnership, for profit entity or not-for-profit entity that owns in fee 1,000 acres or less of forest land, or land suitable for establishing forest

2) Any not-for-profit (NFP) applying as a fiscal sponsor on behalf of an otherwise eligible applicant.

Ineligible Locations - Lands owned by the state, county, city or any other municipality or governmental entity are not eligible for this opportunity. For this grant opportunity, a NFP is subject to New York State’s Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, is qualified for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, has an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter to be incorporated in New York State and is current in their charities reporting requirements with the Office of the Attorney General.

Applications may be submitted in Grants Gateway starting on Friday April 29th, 2022. The application will then be evaluated for eligibility. As a component of Eligibility, a DEC forester will contact the applicant to arrange a site evaluation visit. If the application is deemed eligible, the application will then be evaluated for a possible award and if approved, will be done in a timely manner. Applications will be evaluated until funding is exhausted, withdrawn, or the rolling award application deadline date of October 7, 2022, 5:00 P.M. EST is reached.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
October 07, 2022 / 05:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateFriday, July 1, 2022
Anticipated Initial Contract Length3 Years
Total Funding Available$750,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$10,000 - $50,000
NarrativeApplicants may request a minimum grant amount of $10,000, up to a maximum amount of $50,000 per application during Round 2.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateFriday, October 7, 2022
Questions and Answers NarrativeFor general information on this program contact: Jason Drobnack, DEC Program Coordinator, Private Lands Forestry Contact Information: Include “2022 Regenerate” in the subject line of the email. Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted by the Department until October 7th, at 5:00 PMEST. All questions and answers will be uploaded in the NYS Grants Gateway for all applicants to view.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, For Profit, Individual
Target Population(s)Age - Adults, Organizations - Not-For Profits
Service Area(s) Environmental Supports
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