US Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program (SNE- EIPD)
Date: April 30, 2018
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Sponsor: Contracts and Grants
Location: 2801 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618, USA
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FS-UCF-01-2019
Funding Organization's Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST
Discipline/Subject Area: urban and community forestry; invasive species; extreme events
ANR Priority Area(s): SNE, EIPD
Funding Available($): 200,000
Description: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues within the research needs of the action plan. Funds are to support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application.
Research, studies, technology, and, policy are needed to better understand and monitor current threats, to diminish tree loss, maintain forest health, and to sustain a community’s forest ecological services. Studies are also needed to help anticipate emergent threats or negative conditions to enable proactive management response.
Proposals may include, but are not limited to, networks of diverse communities and scientists that will integrate threats such as flooding, extreme heat, and, drought. Finally, social or policy studies can help to reveal the institutional best practices that can be put in place for threat prevention, response, and citizen engagement for forest and community sustainability. Subject matter should focus on one or more of the following:
- Given likely increase of in invasive species and extreme weather events, effort is needed to better understand and work within change trending to anticipate and integrate Urban and Community Forestry Goals with likely futures, and study of vulnerable situations (such as found in the decimation of our of our Ash and western pine forests) can provide insight for broader patterns and responses.
- Continue and expand studies of natural disasters and urban and community forest ecosystems implications to develop stakeholder awareness, better prioritized community response, policy and programs. That leads to a community’s resiliency to such negative events.
- Clearly define and describe, then quantify urban forest threats and impacts from national to local scales, to include invasive plant species, insect pest invasions, land use development, city/town wildfire, and weather/natural disaster scenarios.
- Create models and decision tools to support community and urban threat forecasting and management response, including trade-offs analysis for policy and budget scenarios.
- Use current and new evidence to construct best practices for tree/forest/ecosystem threat planning and management. Correlate these best practices and threat impacts to a community’s socio and economic impacts.
- Communicate and educate our citizens of these threats and their impact of the economic, environmental and community well-being.
Successful proposals shall be national in scope and thus have the potential to serve all communities, especially State and Federal programs. Multiple testing sites are required to fully demonstrate a proposals national applicability. Any proposal focusing on just one region must expressly demonstrate through its narrative the capacity for it to be utilized on a national scale for it to be considered.
Matching Requirements: All grant funds must be matched at least equally (dollar for dollar) with non-Federal source funds. This match may include in-kind donations, volunteer assistance, and private and public (non-federal) monetary contributions. All matching funds must be directly related to the proposed project. The source of matching funds must be identified and grantees must comply with all applicable Federal regulations. While other Federal dollars or technical support may contribute to the project, they may not be used to match these Federal grant program dollars.
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.