CFLR Program Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Is it true that the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program removes the cancellation ceiling barrier for U.S. Forest Service contracts?

Answer

No, this is not true; in fact, the CFLR Act specifically states CFLR Funds may be used to pay cancellation ceiling costs.

From the Act:

“(f) COLLABORATIVE FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION FUND.—
(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund, to be known as the ‘Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Fund’, to be used to pay up to 50 percent of the cost of carrying out and monitoring ecological restoration treatments on National Forest System land for each proposal selected to be carried out under subsection (d).

(2) INCLUSION.—The cost of carrying out ecological restoration treatments as provided in paragraph (1) may, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, include cancellation and termination costs required to be obligated for contracts to carry out ecological restoration treatments on National Forest System land for each proposal selected to be carried out under subsection (d).”

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