This year’s annual Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program will provide up to $500,000 for Urban and Community Forestry investments that address the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026) (Action Plan): Goal 5 Improve Urban and Community Forest Management, Maintenance and Stewardship.

The Action Plan’s National Action Plan’s Five-Year Benchmark Accomplishment Report also recommends expanding, refining, and customizing technology tools for different regions and to prioritize technology that provides accessible data for a range of foresters, decision-makers, and community members. This includes identifying best management practices, training, and technology suitable for the size and capacity that a community can utilize.

Interested Applicants may start applying online Friday July 7, 2023. Please click on the link-

All proposals must be received by Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 5:00 pm Eastern. Proposals must be created and submitted using this Online Grant Portal. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes of submission, please check your SPAM and JUNK email folders as it may have been delivered there.