Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Financial, free technical assistance
Restore forest damaged by natural disasters.
Helps the owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health damaged by natural disasters. The local FSA County Committee implements the program for all disasters with the exceptions of drought and insect infestations. In the case of drought or an insect infestation, the national FSA office authorizes the program implementation.
Suffered severe damage from a natural disaster and the results will either harm the natural resources on the land or significantly affect future land use.
NRCS may bear up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency measures. The remaining 25 percent must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
The FSA County Committee is able to approve applications up to $50,000 while $50,000 to $100,000 requires state committee approval. Amounts over $100,000 require the approval of the national FSA office. Additionally, a limit on payments of $500,000 per person or entity per disaster applies.
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
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