California Consulting is pleased to announce 2016-17 Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Grants are upcoming and will be released later this summer. Please note this is upcoming funding; therefore, the information is tentative and may be subject to change. Please see information below:
Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-17 “Green Trees For The Golden State” Grant
Release: TBD likely late summer 2016 (Draft Guidance currently available via link below.)
Concept Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2016 (date may be subject to change)
Full Application Deadline: TBD (likely early 2017)
Amount: $150,000 and $1,000,000 (amounts subject to change)
Match: Typically 25% (may be subject to change)
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.
The purpose of the Green Trees for the Golden State grant program is to provide funding for tree planting projects in urban areas and up to five years (within the performance period) of tree establishment care. Preference will be given to tree planting projects that provide multiple benefits, with an emphasis on greater GHG sequestration and GHG emissions avoidance. Projects with significant co-benefits will be preferred. It is recommended that the project will take place in an environmental justice community, scoring 75% or above on the CalEnviroScreen 2.0 tool.
California Consulting is ready to help you pursue this grant. Please call our Southern California office at (323)728-9002 to start the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.