Description: Program furthers the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) and provides environmental services and cost-effective solutions to the needs of urban communities and local agencies. Benefits of the projects include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, increased water supply, clean air and water, reduced energy use, flood and storm water management, recreation, urban revitalization, improved public health, and producing useful products such as biofuel, clean energy, and job creation. These grants are designed to assist communities to create or implement multi-benefit projects with a focus on environmental, economic and social benefits to urban communities with an emphasis on disadvantaged and low-income communities. Project types include Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement; Urban Forest Management Activities; and Urban Forestry Education and Workforce Development. See grant guidelines for full details. Informational webinars will be held June 15 & 16, 2021. Register here.
Award: $150,000 – $1,500,000
Eligibility: Applying organization must be one of the following: a city, a county, a qualifying district or a non-profit organization as classified under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All projects shall be designed to further the goals of the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978. Project area must be in an urban area or immediately adjacent to an urban area. Projects must show that they have authentically engaged the local community to develop the project. All grant types require a cost share rate of 75/25. See grant guidelines for full eligibility requirements.
Deadline: Concept proposals due by 3 pm PDT, July 14, 2021