National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Deadline passed as of June 15, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown.The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is seeking innovative grants proposals for program development, research, and collaboration to address the following two strategic priority issues: proposals that demonstrate the connection between the personal benefits of urban forests and quality of life within a community through community engagement; and proposals that design an urban forestry recruitment program and retention strategies that support existing urban forestry academic curricula. Urban and community forests demonstrate benefits including urban heat island reduction. NOTE: Pre-proposals are due by June 17, see website for details.

Category: 
Research, Health, Natural Resources, Land, Conservation, Mitigation, Adaptation, Wildlife
Funding Amount: 
Individual awards of up to $600,000
Matching Funds: 
1:1 match
Eligibility: 
State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education <ahref='http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204234' target='_blank'>http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204234</a>
Contact Information: 
Nancy Stremple Urban Forestry Program Specialist Phone 202-205-7829