California Consulting is pleased to announce the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-2017 “Urban Forest Expansion & Improvement” Grant

California Consulting is pleased to announce the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-2017 “Urban Forest Expansion & Improvement” Grant

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Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-17 “Urban Forest Expansion & Improvement” Grant

Concept Proposal Deadline: December 16, 2016

Full Application Deadline: TBD (likely early 2017)

Amount:  $150,000 and $1,000,000

Match: 25% of the project cost

Eligibility: cities, counties, qualifying districts, or 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  Qualifying districts include, but are not limited to, school, park, recreation, water, and local taxing districts.

http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_urbanforestry_grants

The purpose of this grant type is to provide funding for projects that will plant trees and vegetation to reduce GHG emissions and improve functionality of urban forests, arrest the decline of urban forest resources, address climate change resilience, improve the quality of the environment in urban areas, and optimize co-benefits to urban residents. Such projects may include the purchase of vacant, undeveloped, or underutilized neighborhood parcels for these purposes. These projects should focus on urban areas lacking in green space and must meet one or more identified community needs using vegetation. Projects with higher levels of co-benefits will be preferred. Projects with significant co-benefits will be preferred.  It is recommended, but not required, that the project will take place in an environmental justice community scoring 75% or above on the CalEnviroScreen 2.0 tool.

If you or your entity is interested in California Consulting writing this application, please call our Southern California Office at (323)728-9002.