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.
Examples of Funded Projects

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.

Fiscal Year 2016: The RFP for FY 2016 will be issued in February 2016.

Check the Legacy website for more information.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - None.

Contact the Legacy Program support contractor.

Contact information is at www.dodlegacy.org.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2014: All past and current projects are listed www.dodlegacy.org under the projects section. All releasable products are posted on http://www.denix.osd.mil. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

All projects must benefit management of natural and/or cultural resources found on DoD lands.

All projects must have regional or DoD-wide significance; be more effectively managed at the DoD level; and not be a responsibility of a designated Military Service.

Eligibility Requirements

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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Any projects that would require military installation access/approval/coordination must include appropriate letters of support for the full proposal submittal.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Full application procedures are available on the Legacy Tracker, www.dodlegacy.org

Award Procedures

Full award procedures are available on the Legacy Tracker, www.dodlegacy.org.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, Section 8120, Public Law 101-511; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997, Section 349, Public Law 104-201, 10 U.S.C 2694.

Range of Approval/Disapproval 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.


There is no appeals process. Decision's of the Legacy Program are final.


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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. We encourage applicants to include in-kind contributions (e.g., travel, equipment use, donated labor) or contributing partners whenever possible. This program does not have MOE requirements. None.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Some contracts receive pro rate funding on a monthly basis. Most projects receive funding upon submittal of invoices.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required every 6 months, or as requested by the Program office.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


No audits are required for this program.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $4,478,500; FY 15 est $2,624,000; and FY 16 est $4,668,000

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. 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, Virginia 22352 Email: l.p.boice.civ@mail.mil Phone: 5713726905

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.

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