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The USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program restores, sustains, and manages more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of communities in the United States. Healthy urban & community forests and green infrastructure are not only critical to all our nation’s forests, but also essential to the economic, environmental, physical, and mental well-being of our population. Increasingly, our urban and community forests are facing threats such as insects, diseases, extreme weather events and other hazards. Additionally, the lack of investment in urban forest disaster mitigation is contributing to community disasters such as urban flooding and human heat deaths in our cities-- disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. New systemic solutions are needed to create and enhance green infrastructure in the right place and at the right scale and encompass pressing social, economic, ecological, and historic factors holistically.

Grant categories are: 1) Increasing Resiliency of Urban Forests through Reforestation and Management, and 2) Planning Disaster Mitigation Strategies for Urban Forests.

Estimated Available Funds:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 6

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331183