30 09, 2021

Fall Planting Recipients of Council Tree City USA Reward Grants Announced

By |2021-09-30T09:02:32-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|0 Comments

The intent of this competitive grant is to encourage municipalities to sustain their community forestry program and maintain their status as a Tree City USA through a celebratory tree planting in which a large specimen tree or a grove of trees is planted in a prominent location [...]

13 07, 2021

New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

By |2021-07-13T07:40:38-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Westchester Parks Foundation, Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation staff, and other dignitaries attended the ceremonial bur oak planting in New Rochelle. Photo Courtesy Westchester Parks Foundation Thank you to Westchester Parks Foundation for providing this account of the planting/celebration. See also this blog post [...]

12 02, 2021

DEC Round 15 Urban & Community Forestry Grant Recipients

By |2021-02-28T20:45:50-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , |0 Comments

Snowy egret fishing on a section of the Bronx River. The Bronx River Alliance (bronxriver.org) was one of the recipients of a 2020 DEC-mediated grant, which will be used for tree planting in the Bronx River floodplain. The funds come from the NY Environmental Protection Fund [...]

2 11, 2020

2021 Community Resilience Grants: App is “Short & Straightforward”

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants|Tags: , |0 Comments

Here's an opportunity to use community forestry best management practices as a way to reduce disaster impacts and mitigate climate change. To build resilience! The National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience program is now accepting proposals from cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Each city [...]

2 09, 2020

Federal Funding for UCF Update

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Funding|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thank you to the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition for this update. Federal Appropriations Update In July, the House passed the Interior Appropriations Bill, which included $40 million for the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry program, an $8 million increase over the current fiscal year. Of those [...]

3 08, 2020

Council Offers New “Tree City USA Reward Grant”

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |0 Comments

Michelle Sutton Deadline to Apply is 09/14/20 The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce grants for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Full Details, Application, and Contact Info Communities in New [...]

17 04, 2020

2020 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant Program

By |2021-02-27T23:07:25-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants, USFS|Tags: |0 Comments

The USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant Program. A fabulous USFS GLRI StoryMap highlights contributions of this grant program to Great Lakes restoration goals. The U.S. Forest Service anticipates that up to $4.2 million in new [...]

21 12, 2019

Congress Passes FY20 Spending Bill with Increase for UCF

By |2019-12-21T09:52:00-05:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, Urban Forestry in the News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) keeps us posted on the federal funding for UCF. There’s good news in this year’s update. They say, “These gains (and level funds) don’t happen in a vacuum. Thank you all for your work this year to help us spread awareness [...]

12 11, 2019

2020 Quick Start Grants Info & Application

By |2019-11-12T19:52:37-05:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Many blog posts have appeared here about past recipients of this grant and how they used [...]

16 06, 2019

Federal Policy/Funding Update from Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition

By |2019-06-16T13:43:52-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

  The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) is doing superbly effective advocacy work to ensure that urban forestry is adequately funded on a federal level. Check out their updated website, a fact sheet about who they are and what they do; and the following funding policy update. [...]

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