Florida Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

Florida Forest Service

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 25, 2020 12:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Florida

Location of residency: Florida

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Overview:

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.

Urban and Community Forestry Grants

Because of recent hurricanes and other weather-related events that have impacted Florida, the focus of this year’s grant program is community storm preparedness and recovery.

Florida’s urban forest provides millions of dollars annually in social, economic, psychological and environmental benefits to communities and enhances the quality of life for Florida residents. The Florida Forest Service uses a portion of the Urban and Community Forestry technical services funds provided by the U.S. Forest Service to help local communities, nonprofit groups and educational institutions initiate or improve their local urban forestry programs.

Award Categories

Replacement of Urban Canopy due to Storms (Tree Planting)

This category is provided for the purchase and installation of community trees on public rights-of-way, in parks or other public spaces.

Public Tree Inventory or Assessment

This category is provided for communities to develop or enhance inventories/assessments of public trees. Up-to-date inventories can provide more efficient and effective response to storms.

Community Storm Preparedness Planning

A community forest storm mitigation plan serves as the guiding document for managing the tree resource in a community before, during and after a storm.

Information and Education for Storm Preparedness

This category is provided to make the public more aware of urban forestry management practices that will reduce damage to trees from hurricanes and tropical storms, the steps to take immediately before and after a storm, how to proceed with storm cleanup, available sources of assistance, and how healthy trees can reduce damage during storms.

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

Eligibility:

  • 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).