Monday, September 21, 2009

USDA 2010 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant CFDA 10.675

The Secretary of Agriculture has a congressionally designated advisory Council that assists the U.S. Forest Service in establishing the grant categories and recommending the final proposals for the Forest Service to consider. This is the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council). The Council serves to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the status of the nation’s urban and community forests and related natural resources. The Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources, which can, if well managed, improve the public’s health, well being, and economic vitality, and create resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. Applications are due by December 15, 2009.

Urban and Community Forestry Program Requirements through the U.S. Forest Service’s competitive Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program, the Council only supports urban and community forestry projects that have national or widespread application and impact. All proposals must apply to Urban and Community Forestry program authorities as designated by Congress in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (Section 9) [Section 9 Urban and Community Forestry only (PDF, pp. 19-24)] and the annual criteria set forth by the Council.

A listing of the previously funded projects can be viewed at 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.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-UCF-01-2010
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2009
Creation Date: Sep 21, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 15, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 15, 2009
Archive Date: Jan 14, 2010
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 10.675 -- Urban and Community Forestry Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

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