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Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program

The NCFS Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Grant Program provides cost-share grants to North Carolina governments, public educational institutions and organizations for U&CF projects located within the boundaries of a North Carolina incorporated municipality. Each year, Requests for Proposals are accepted, and projects of merit that meet the goals and objectives of the program are awarded grants as funding is available. Funding for the program is provided by USDA Forest Service as authorized by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-313).

The goals and objectives of the NCFS U&CF program are outlined in the North Carolina Forest Action and Strategic Plans. The NCFS U&CF program goal is to:

Enhance the benefits and sustainable management of urban forests.

There are two complementing goals of the NCFS U&CF Grant Program. The first is to increase the level of sustainable urban forest management in our communities. The second is to enhance the public’s knowledge of urban and community forestry, conservation, and best management practices and the economic, human health and ecosystem services community forests provide. U&CF projects for the following types of projects are eligible.

  • Urban Forest Inventories & Assessments
  • Management Plan Development
  • Ordinance Development
  • Professional Staff & Development
  • Education & Training
  • Advocacy Group Development
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