Deadline: December 1, 2011
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) has announced the posting of the 2012 USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program.
Any U.S. non-Federal organization, 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 or private land are not eligible. Local tree-planting projects, capital improvements to property of any ownership, and/or projects that have only a local impact and applicability will not be considered for funding. Urban and community forestry projects with a local scope of work should contact their State Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for assistance in identifying funding alternatives at the local level.
Approximately $900,000 in grant funds will be awarded through the 2012 NUCFAC Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. Funds are to support urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or widespread impact and application. All awards are based on the availability of funding, which may be subject to change.