Legacy Resource Management Program


The purpose of the DoD Legacy Program is to provide funding to help manage and sustain DoD land in the United States. Legacy is tasked with funding high priority national and regional natural and cultural resources projects that support military readiness; enhance conservation objectives; and help DOD fulfill the guiding principles of stewardship, leadership, and partnership. Legacy funds projects that go beyond federal regulatory and statutory compliance requirements to protect and manage approximately 28 million acres of DoD land.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997, Section 349, Public Law 104-201, 10 U.S.C. 2694
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, Section 8120, Public Law 101-511
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Cultural Resources/Historic Preservation
Beneficiary Eligibility
Successful applicants must have the ability to accept funds from DOD via cooperative agreement, contract, or MIPR.
We require a letter of support from any military installation with which the applicant plans to work/have access/otherwise engage. We will ask for CVs from applicants if level of expertise is unknown/unclear.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Any projects that would require military installation access/approval/coordination must include appropriate letters of support for the full proposal submittal.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Full application procedures are available on the Legacy Tracker, www.dodlegacy.org
Award Procedure
Full award procedures are available on the Legacy Tracker, www.dodlegacy.org
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. From time of pre-proposal submittal. We typically notify successful pre-proposal applicants to submit full proposals within 90-120 days of submittal.
Not applicable.
All continuing project require submittal of an annual funding request during the regular proposals submittal period. Typically, we do not fund projects for more than 3-4 years.
How are proposals selected?
Projects are screened based on whether they meet legislative criteria and current military and natural or cultural resources management needs. They are prioritized based on such criteria as specific relevance, transferability, broad applicability, return on investment, presence of matching funds, and past performance of PI.
How may assistance be used?
Legacy awards funding on a competitive basis for projects that directly benefit DoD's mission and stewardship objectives. Projects should support several Areas of Emphasis, including Readiness and Range Sustainment; Species at Risk, Species of Concern,, Declining Species, and Habitat; Renewable Energy Impacts to Natural Resources; Archeological Collections Management; and Efficiencies in Historic Preservation. Legacy is not a grants program, but requires that recipients enter into a bilateral agreement with DoD's contracting office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding is available on a fiscal year basis. All funds must be obligated within the FY for which they are awarded. Goal is 80% expenditure of funds within 18 months of receipt. Requirement is for all funds to be expended within 5 years of receipt. Some contracts receive pro rate funding on a monthly basis. Most projects receive funding upon submittal of invoices.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact the Legacy Program support contractor. Contact information is at www.dodlegacy.org
Headquarters Office
L, Peter Boice
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense/Installations and Environment/ESOH
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 16G14

Alexandria, VA 22352 US
Phone: 5713726905
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14$4,478,500.00; FY 16 est $4,668,000.00; FY 15 est $2,624,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Most funded projects range between $40,000 and $150,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Proposal submittal and project management Guidelines are posted on www.dodlegacy.org. All products are also posted on www.denix.osd.mil
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 The RFP for FY 2016 will be issued in February 2016. Check the Legacy website for more information.
Fiscal Year 2014 Summary information for all past fiscal years, 1997-2014, may be found at http://www.dodlegacy.org under the products section.
Fiscal Year 2015 Information on FY 2015 funded projects will be posted when available.


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