Deadline: 3/30/2020
The purpose of this program is to establish sustainable urban and community forestry by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources to improve the public’s health, well-being, and economic vitality, and create resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. Funding will support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multistate impact and application. The funding agency seeks innovative proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that align with one or more of the following goals in the National Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan, which is available online at
  1. Integrate urban and community forestry into all scales of planning
  2. Promote the role of urban and community forestry in human health and wellness
  3. Cultivate diversity, equity, and leadership within the urban forestry community
  4. Strengthen urban and community forest health and biodiversity for long-term resilience
  5. Improve urban and community forest management, maintenance, and stewardship
  6. Diversify, leverage, and increase funding for urban and community forestry
  7. Increase public awareness and environmental education to promote stewardship