PLC Now Accepting FY23 Grant Proposals

WASHINGTON (APRIL 12, 2022) – The application period is now open for Fiscal Year 2023 grants from the Public Lands Council. PLC’s grant program offers funding on a competitive basis to projects that can equip public lands ranchers and land managers with information to help advance and improve the future of grazing on federal lands. Priorities for funding vary each year, and can include scientific research, communications campaigns, and business development projects. Details for the current application year can be found in the request for proposal (RFP).

Application instructions, research questions, deadlines, and more can be found at

“Being able to provide support through our grant program enhances PLC’s ability to shape the policy conversations that are directly impacting federal lands grazing permittees. Over the years, our program has grown and allowed us to position PLC at the forefront of critical, West-wide conversations like sage grouse monitoring,” said PLC President Niels Hansen. “The questions that are prioritized in this year’s RFP reflect some of the most urgent concerns that we are hearing about from cattle and sheep producers on the ground. Wildfire, conservation, recreation, and multiple use issues are the bedrock of our program for 2023, and we look forward to receiving applications from a competitive group of natural resources stakeholders.”

The current application period is for grant awards for Fiscal Year 2023. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, June 6, 2022. Applicants are strongly encouraged to secure the support of one or more state partners to strengthen their application.

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