Community Forest Management Plan Implementation in Disadvantaged Communities &
Ash Tree Management in Disadvantaged Communities Grants

DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) program will hold a virtual information session on October 24, 2023 from 1:00–2:30 p.m. about an upcoming unique grant opportunity funded by the federal Inflation Reduction Act. $12.9 million will soon be available for the following projects:

  • $10 million: Community Forest Management Plan Implementation in Disadvantaged Communities; and
  •  $2.9 million: Ash Tree Management in Disadvantaged Communities.

The presentation will include eligible projects, questions and scoring, what qualifies as a disadvantaged community in this grant opportunity, and other information that will help applicants begin planning their project and application.

Pre-register for the info session webinar now.

This information session will be recorded and posted on the UCF Grants webpage.

For more information, read the Governor’s press release.

More about these grants: Funding for this grant opportunity is made available through the state allocation from the USDA Forest Service through the Inflation Reduction Act. The USDA Forest Service (FS) is allocating this funding to support projects in disadvantaged communities to increase and maintain a healthy urban canopy and equitable access to trees and the benefits they provide. The Urban and Community Forestry Program authorizes funding for a broad range of activities, such as urban wood utilization, urban food forests, extreme heat mitigation, and workforce development.