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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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NUCFAC Recommend Grant Recipient is Recognized

First page of Kathleen Wolf’s publication.Kathleen Wolf’s publication, Economic values of metro nature health benefits: A life course approach, was nominated to be one of the five publications chosen by Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Editor of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening to be highlighted in Editors' Choice.

The Editor said about her article, "This paper presents an innovative approach to the economic values of urban green spaces, connecting them to different parts of a human’s life stages. Life course theory is a foundational tenet of human health promotion and disease prevention."

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) is an appointed advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America's urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry.

Council Activities

2017 U.S. Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program Request for Pre-Proposals (RFP)

The Secretary of Agriculture has a congressionally designated advisory council that assists the U.S. Forest Service in establishing the grant categories and recommendations of final proposals for the Forest Service to consider. This is the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council).

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will launch some of the new strategies in the (2016-2026)Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan. This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues:

  1. Developing a National Urban Forestry Funding Assessment and Methodology
  2. Understand Urban Forest Ecosystem/Ecological Services

The applications instructions and application are posted to GRANTS.GOV and are to be submitted through GRANTS.GOV.

Please make sure your DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) and SAMs (System for Award Management) numbers are current or GRANTS.GOV will not let you submit your proposal. It may take up to 2 weeks to process your numbers. We have also attached the instructions/application and SF-424 forms here, in case one has trouble accessing the forms off the GRANTS.GOV website.

2015 Annual Report

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council has published their 2015 Annual Report (PDF, 621 KB).

NUCFAC Past Activities


Grant Request for Proposals RFP

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Last modified: June 22, 2016