Friday, March 27, 2009

U.S. Forest Service: Urban and Community Forestry National Grant Program - 2009 Special Focus Grant: Storm Event Protocol CFDA 10.675

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) serves to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the status of the nation’s urban and community forests. The Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources. Well managed urban forests provide critical environmental services that can improve the public’s health, and well being; economic viability and restore functioning environmental systems for people today and future generations. Through the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry competitive Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program, the Council only supports urban and community forestry projects that have national or multi-state, significance in their impact or application.
Applications are due by June 5, 2009.

Definition of Urban and Community Forestry: The art, science, and technology of managing trees, forests, and natural systems in and around cities, suburbs, and towns for the health and well-being of all people. Storm Event Protocol Category: This special focus grant of up to $50,000 is for the development of a new storm event protocol that blends urban forest programs with emergency management operations. The purpose is to reduce the impact of storms on urban forests, lessen personal injuries and property damage, and decrease emergency management costs. The Storm Event Protocol is to be generic enough to address any natural storm event and national in scope to assist any community across the country.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 2009-USDA-FS-UCF-02-NUCFAC
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Mar 26, 2009
Creation Date: Mar 26, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 05, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 05, 2009
Archive Date: Jul 05, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 10.675 -- Urban and Community Forestry Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Weblink to National Urban Forestry website (Posting expected by 3/30/09)

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