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Renewable Resources Extension Act Capacity Grant Alert will be unavailable during a scheduled downtime maintenance period from Saturday, October 28, 2023 through Tuesday, October 31, 2023. NIFA funding opportunities that close during this maintenance outage will be extended to November 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Read More

The Renewable Resources Extension Act provides funding for extension activities related to forestry and natural resources at land-grant universities. The purpose of this funding is to assist states in carrying out an extension program designed to assist forest and range landowners and managers in making resource management decisions based on research findings. 

Forest and rangeland resources include vegetation, water, fisheries and wildlife, soil, and recreation. A RREA Strategic Plan was established for FY 2012-2016 and the priorities listed in this plan are to be the focus of RREA expenditures by recipients.

The Capacity Grantee Resources page contains information about capacity grant requirements that grantees can use in managing their grants. Find detailed information and resources on the equipment prior approval requirement for capacity grants.


Expected Program Outputs and Reporting Requirements

Organizations receiving Renewable Resources Extension Act funding from National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), are required to submit the following reports:

  1. National Quantitative Indicators Report;
  2. Program/Project Initiation in the NIFA Reporting System (NRS), For more information on this reporting requirement please visit NIFA Reporting System;
  3. Program/Project progress reports, For more information on this reporting requirement please visit NIFA Reporting System;
  4. Project Financial Report; and
  5. Federal Financial Report (SF-425)

National Quantitative Indicators (fillable form provided to RREA Project Directors by RREA Program Leader) and one-page Popular Report (format provided to RREA Project Directors by RREA Program Leader)

Federal Financial Reporting. Awardees are required to submit a SF-425, Federal Financial Report annually no later than 120 days after the award anniversary date. The final SF-425 is due no later than 120 days after the termination date of the grant. The form should be submitted via ezFedGrants portal. All 1890 institutions questions relating to the SF-425 reports should be directed to, all others should be directed to

Program type
Grant Program
Program Specific Resources
RREA Strategic Plan (pdf - 8.15 MB)
FY24-RREA-RFA-508-MOD1-P (pdf - 402.17 KB)
Policy and Guidelines

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