Subject: Community Development, Health, Child/Youth Welfare, Civic Engagement
Deadline: May 24, 2017
"As one Scientist pointed out “If communities don't have healthy trees, they can't capture the health, energy, ecological, and other benefits that urban forests provide.” A community must be able to understand the character, extent, and health of the current urban forest. 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). The 2018 Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issue in the National Ten Year Action Plan Research Needs: Planting, Inventory, and Analysis for Forest and Environmental Health. Projects in this category should increase knowledge about, or understanding of, how urban planting, inventory, and, analysis of our urban forest natural resources contributes to the health, energy, ecological, economic, and other critical benefits our urban forests provide communities and in improving human well-being. Proposals are to meet the request and intent of the applicable category(ies). Organizations, local governments, tribal agencies, and partnerships are encouraged to submit proposals that will demonstrate the reach, resources, and expertise needed to address the priority issue(s) 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."
Funder: The United States Forest Service
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, independent school districts, special district governments, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
Amount: $50,000 - $200,000