Open Date for Application:
September 2012 est
Application Due Date: TBA
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program is designed to partner with national and local organizations to provide a comprehensive approach to the stewardship of urban trees and forest resources. The Program provides financial and technical assistance to plan, protect, establish, and manage trees, forests, and related resources. The outcome is to restore and sustain the health and quality of the natural and human environments in urban areas. Washington State grants are awarded through this program to encourage citizen involvement in creating and supporting long-term and sustainable urban and community forestry programs at the local level.
Provide leadership to create self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs that preserve, plant and manage forests and trees for public benefits and quality of life.
The Washington State Urban and Community Forestry Program works to educate citizens and decision-makers about the economic, environmental, psychological and aesthetic benefits of trees and to assist local governments, citizen groups and volunteers in planting and sustaining healthy trees and vegetation wherever people live and work in Washington State.
1) Provide leadership;
2) Promote education and outreach;
3) Provide financial and technical assistance;
4) Build U&CF program capacity; and
5) Plant trees.
Grants may be awarded to local units of government, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or tribal governments. Community tree volunteer groups, neighborhood associations, or civic groups may apply if they work in conjunction with, and through, one of the above groups.
Organization: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 1-800-523-8733