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Legacy Program Info and Guidelines


The DoD Legacy Resource Management Program funds projects that protect and enhance our nation's natural and cultural heritage while supporting military readiness.
  Latest RFP, Areas of Emphasis, and Submission Deadlines (PDF)
Proposal Review Chain (HTML)


  Legacy Guidebooks explain the Legacy Program and the process used to fund Legacy projects from the application stage through successful project completion.



The DoD Legacy Resource Management Program has a mandatory Project Fact Sheet required for all approved projects, and a standardized Expected Product Cover Sheet. Below are links to templates, samples, our program logo, and links to posted fact sheets and products.

Fact Sheet Template Expected Product Cover Sheet Legacy Program Logo
Fact Sheet FAQs (HTML)
Fact Sheet Template - Single Page (DOC)
Fact Sheet Template - Dual Page (DOC)
Tech Note Template (DOTX)
Cover Sheet Template (DOC)
Sample Cover Sheet (PDF)
GIF Format (186 K)
EPS Format (1 MB)


If your proposal involves planned research, data collection, or contacting personnel for information on one or more DoD Installations; an Electronic Installation Letter of Support is required. The purpose of the Electronic Installation Letter of Support is to demonstrate that the proposed work is supported by the installation cultural or natural resource manager (as appropriate), and whomever is also required by Service-specific or installation-specific requirements (e.g. the environmental branch chief and the commanding officer).

Please note that it is not the Legacy Program's obligation to obtain proper authorization from or coordination with the appropriate Service point of contact(s). Acquisition and submission of properly authorized Electronic Installation Letter(s) of Support is solely the PI's responsibility.


Legacy welcomes proposal endorsements from relevant stakeholders and interested parties. Letters of Endorsement should be sent directly to the Legacy Program, must be dated, contain a signature and title of signee and should be written on organizational letterhead. A Letter of Endorsement should specifically state the project title, followed by a succinct summary of the need and value of the proposed work, and any foreseen benefit. There is no limit to the amount of Letters of Endorsement that can be sent to Legacy.

Completed Letters of Endorsement must be sent electronically as email attachments to Legacy staff, prior to, or on the full proposal submittal deadline. Hard copies will not be accepted. Note that the Legacy Program reserves the right to not include in the review process any incomplete or illegible Letters of Endorsement received. All Letters of Endorsement received by the DoD Legacy Program are the property of Legacy and will not be returned to submitters.

Please send Letters of Endorsement via email (PDF format only) to:

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