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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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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:

  1. Analysis and Solutions for Development and Redevelopment Impacts on Urban and Community Forests
  2. Building Human Health Through Urban and Community Forestry
  3. Climate Change and Its Impact on Trees and Water

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.

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is Developing the Next Ten Year Action Plan (2016-2026)

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council invites the public to vote and comment on the first phase of the process to develop the next Ten Year Action Plan (2016-2026). We have identified fourteen Key Issues through interviews and historical data. The facilitator for the process is asking the public to rank and comment about these issues.

Go to the Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan website to comment and learn more about the process. Participants that engage in the process will be asked to sign up and log into the website.

A participant may rank some or all of the Key Issues. They may continue and comment on the issues most important to them and may submit a new issue to consider. There are also opportunities to engage with other participants to discuss a particular issue. To learn more about the Key Issues and process, download a copy of the report, Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan Key Issues Report (PDF, 5.5 MB).

Your ideas will guide funding for the next decade of Urban and Community Forestry!

2014 Call for Nominations: National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

The Forest Service announces the 2014 Call for nominations and an open call for all of its non-Forest Service positions. The current positions to be filled will serve from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017.

In addition, the Forest Service announces an open call for all of the non-Forest Service positions. The nominations for the other positions are to build a pool of candidates. When those positions become available, the applicable nominees will be included in the nomination package to be considered for appointment.

Please contact Nancy Stremple if you have any questions about the nomination process. Email: nstremple@fs.fed.us, Phone: 202-309-9873.

Read more about the 2014 grants and the grant recipients (PDF, 118 KB)…

NUCFAC Past Activities

Meetings

Grant Request for Proposals RFP

Accomplishment Reports & Recommendations

Reports

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