Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)

Deadline Information:
Applications are accepted following a natural disaster event. Forestland owners should apply as soon as possible after the disaster occurs to ensure timely assistance.

The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), helps non-industrial private forestland owners recover from natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, ice storms, floods, and other qualifying events. EFRP provides funding and technical support for approved conservation practices that restore forest health, mitigate further damage, and promote sustainable forest management.

Program Features:

Additional EFRP Benefits:

How to Enroll: To apply for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program, forestland owners must submit a request for assistance to their local FSA office. The application process includes an assessment of the damage, documentation of the disaster impact, and a description of the proposed conservation measures. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include owners of non-industrial private forestland that has suffered damage due to natural disasters. The damage must significantly impair the land’s productivity or pose a threat to forest health.

Maximum $ Amount:  



Official Program Page

EFRP Fact Sheet

Farmers.gov Conservation Information