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.
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC), announces the posting of the U.S. Forest Service Fiscal Year 2015 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program. This year, there are three grant categories:
The 2015 request for proposals are closed. The review process will begin in July. We expect the selections to be announced by March 2015.
For more information or assistance, contact:
Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the 2014 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants to Support Climate Resilience and Green Infrastructure
On June 26, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2014 USDA Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. 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.
Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland Schools Advancing Urban Forestry
A multistate team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland is working to advance the profession of urban forestry. The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry field and plot strategies for advancing the profession.
Resources & Tools
Tools and tech transfer resources
NUCFAC Past Activities
Grant Request for Proposals RFP
Accomplishment Reports & Recommendations
US Forest Service