New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
12/04/19 2:00 PM
Grants starting at $11,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies for community and urban forestry projects. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying. Funding is intended for tree inventory, community forest management planning, tree planting, tree maintenance, and educational programming projects.
Grant projects must implement successful tree inventory, community forest management planning, tree planting, tree maintenance, or education programing projects in New York State to create healthy urban and community forests, while enhancing the quality of life for urban residents. Projects must be implemented on non-state-owned properties in a location where they provide a public benefit.
Details of each type of eligible projects can be found starting at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/ucfround15rfa.pdf#page=15.
Eligible costs can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/ucfround15rfa.pdf#page=21.
GrantWatch ID#: 129122
- Large Community Grants: Applicants may request a minimum grant amount of $11,000, up to a maximum amount of $75,000.
- Small Community Grants: Applicants may request a minimum grant amount of $11,000, up to a maximum amount of $50,000.
The activity for the request must fall within the contract term which is projected to begin on May 1, 2020 and end on April 30, 2022.
All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a two-year contract term.
Applicants should not begin their projects or incur costs until a Master Contract for Grants (MCG) has been fully approved by DEC, and if applicable approved by the Attorney General and the State Comptroller.
The possibility of a one year, no cost time extension (NCTE) beyond the MCG contract term end date will be determined by the Department based upon written justification from the Grantee. Applicants should not apply if they do not anticipate their project can be completed within the specified contract term
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For general information on completing this application and for clarification of application requirements, contractual terms and procedures, contact:
Program Coordinator, Urban Forestry
DEC Albany Contact Information: Gloria.VanDuyne@dec.ny.gov
For information about pre-qualification, registration and additional assistance with Grants Gateway, contact:
Grants Reform Team
Division of Lands and Forests
Urban Forestry Program
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-4253
UCF1-2019: Tree Inventory, Community Forest Management Plan; UCF2-2019: Tree Planting & Tree Maintenance; UCF3-2019: Education Programming
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