Urban and Community Forestry
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
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.
2016 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 address strategies in the Ten Year Action Plan. This Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issues:
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 SF424 forms here, in case one has trouble accessing the forms off the GRANTS.GOV website.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the 2015 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the 2015 USDA Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients to Support Climate Resilience and Green Infrastructure. The grants provide funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience in the face of a changing climate.
2014 Annual Report: 2015 Recommendations to the Secretary & 2014 Accomplishments
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council has published their 2014 Annual Report (PDF, 9.4 MB). It includes The 2015 Recommendations to the Secretary and The 2014 Accomplishment Report.
Resources & Tools
Tools and tech transfer resources
NUCFAC Past Activities
Grant Request for Proposals RFP
Accomplishment Reports & Recommendations
US Forest Service