Florida Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

Florida Forest Service

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 28, 2018

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Florida

Location of residency: Florida

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.

As part of the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Matching Grant Program, funds will be available to organizations to develop or enhance their urban and community forestry programs.

Award Categories

  • Local Government Program Development
    • This includes development or revision of tree ordinances, tree inventories, management plans, master plans, in-house training, temporary staffing, student internships, and equipment purchases.
  • Demonstration or Site Specific Projects
    • This includes tree planting on public land, tree protection projects, and tree maintenance projects. Only 20 percent of funds will be used for this purpose.
  • Nonprofit Administration
    • This is for temporary personnel costs only and is meant to help nonprofit groups become more effective in their ability to support and promote local tree management programs.
  • Information and Education
    • This category includes educational programs, Arbor Day programs, workshops/training sessions, youth programs, PSA (public service announcement) development, volunteer training, web page purchase or development, brochures and exhibits.
  • Urban Forestry or Arboricultural Training
    • This category is intended to provide cost-share funding for the development of new or additional continuing education courses or degree track educational courses in urban forestry or arboriculture.
  • Other
    • Provides financial assistance to tribes, local governments, and nonprofit organizations (whose mission is to conserve and protect land) to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller.

A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants for demonstration and for information and education projects. Staffing grants will be limited to three years, and the applicant will have to reapply on an annual basis. Otherwise, the maximum award is $25,000 for each applicant, and $25,000 for individual practices. Approximately $400,000 in funds will be available during this enrollment period.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Awards are made to local governments, educational institutions, Native-American tribal governments, and legally organized nonprofit (volunteer) organizations in the grant categories listed below.
  • Awards are made as 50-50 matching grants (50 percent federal, 50 percent applicant).