2019 Urban and Community Forestry Grants Program Round 15 (Tree Inventory and Community Forest Management Plan)

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:05
Applications Due (Date / Time)
December 04, 2019 / 02:00 PM ET
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce available Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) funding for qualifying governmental entities or not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. Grant projects must implement successful tree inventory, community forest management planning, tree planting, tree maintenance, or education programming projects in New York State to create healthy urban and community forests while enhancing the quality of life for urban residents. Projects must be implemented on non-state-owned properties in a location where they provide a public benefit. Project locations on private property (beyond the right of way) are contingent upon existing local authority. Approximately $1,240,000 is available in funding for "Large Community Grants" (population size of over 65,000 residents) and "Small Community Grants" (population size of less than 65,000 residents). Minimum and maximum grant amounts range between $11,000 to $75,000 for Large Community Grants, and $11,000 to $50,000 for Small Community Grants.

Applications must be submitted in the NYS Grants Gateway by the following due date: 2:00 P.M. December 4, 2019. Tree Planting or Tree Maintenance projects require a twenty-five percent (25%) match on the requested amount of grant funding, and Tree Inventory or Community Forest Management Plan projects are not required to provide a match. Please email all questions about this grant opportunity to: Gloria VanDuyne: gloria.vanduyne@dec.ny.gov Include “Urban Community Forestry Grants Round 15” in the subject line of the email.

To apply for Tree Inventory or Community Forest Management Plan project funding, you must search and complete application ID No. DEC01-UCF1-2019.

To apply for Tree Planting or Tree Maintenance project funding, you must search and complete application ID No. DEC01-UCF2-2019.

To apply for Education Programming project funding, you must search and complete application ID No. DEC01-UCF3-2019.