2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

The summary for the 2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Forest Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program: Available Funding: The U.S. Forest Service anticipates that the statutory authority (Sub Title 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act) for the Fiscal Year 2017 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program may provide, approximately $900,000 in grant funds to be awarded through the 2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. Funds are to support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application. All awards are based on the availability of funding, which may be subject to change.Eligible Applicants: Any U.S. non-Federal organization and Tribal agencies, operating within the United States or its territories, may apply for the Challenge Cost-Share grant. While collaboration with Federal agencies is encouraged, a Federal agency may not receive funding or be used as match to the Federal funds being requested. Individuals and private land are not eligible. Proposals are required to address National or multi-state, multi-tribal land urban forestry issues. The Forest Service will address any conflicts of interest.Not Eligible: If an entity has a local/State tree-planting projects, capital improvements to property of any ownership, and/or projects that have only a local impact and applicability are not eligible and they should contact their State Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for assistance in identifying funding alternatives at the local level. The list of State Coordinators may be found at the following website: State Urban Foresters' Contact List
Federal Grant Title: 2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Forest Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Disaster Prevention and Relief Education Environment Health Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-UCF-01-2017
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 319240, 319252
CFDA Descriptions: Urban and Community Forestry Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Posted Date: Feb 29, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 1, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 17, 2016
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues: • Developing a National Urban Forestry Funding Assessment and Methodology • Understand Urban Forest Ecosystem/Ecological Services Detailed information about each category follows this section. Proposals are to meet the request and intent of each applicable category. Organizations, local governments, tribal agencies, and partnerships are encouraged to submit proposals that will demonstrate the reach, resources, and expertise needed to address the three priority issues in ways that will lead to meaningful, replicable results across the country. Potential Innovation grantees are should work collaboratively with other organizations and entities not traditionally involved in urban and community forestry. Applicants should consider multi-year projects and other sources of funds, which may include other Federal cooperative conservation sources. While other Federal dollars or technical support may contribute to the project, they may not be used to match these Federal grant program dollars. The grant review process takes about a year to review pre and full proposals once they are received. Applicants should state their start and end date accordingly on their SF424. Each category is separate. Please do not merge more than one category content or intent into one proposal, which can result in disqualification of the proposal. Applicants may submit separate pre-proposals for more than one category.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Special district governments
County governments
State governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Nancy Stremple Urban Forestry Program Specialist Phone 202-309-9873
Forest Service Email address

Forest Service 703-605-4776
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