The Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (P.L.
95-306, 92 Stat.
349, 16 U.S.C.
1671 et seq.) provides for an expanded and comprehensive extension program for forest and rangeland renewable resources.
The majority of the appropriated funds are distributed to eligible
institutions based on a formula that considers the geographic extent, ecosystem productivity, economic contribution, and population for each state.Since FY 2002, a small amount of these funds have been used to fund National Focus Fund Projects which have served to expand comprehensive extension programs for forest and rangeland renewable resources on a national, regional, or multi-institutional scale through better program coordination, innovative technologies, and extension models that can be easily duplicated.