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Community Forestry Assistance Grants

Grants to Washington Agencies and Educational
Institutions for Urban Forestry Programs

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Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Deadline Date:

12/08/17 4:00 PM PST


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Washington local governments, tribal governments, and educational institutions for the development of sustainable and effective urban forestry programs. Applicants requesting support for tree inventories must contact program staff prior to applying.

The intent of this grant is to assist smaller communities to implement community forestry-related projects which may not otherwise receive local funding, and to provide focused technical assistance to assure project success.

Acceptable projects shall focus on programmatic development, including urban forestry management plans, maintenance plans based on current tree inventory data (performed within the last 5 years), urban forestry strategic plans, or other critical management components. Tree inventories are eligible if part of a project to develop a management or maintenance plan.

Examples include:
-Urban forestry canopy assessments that inform strategic management plans.
-Long-term urban forestry management plans, such as a street-tree master plan, an urban forestry strategic management plan, urban forest management plan, etc.
-Updates to ordinance or management plans.
-Emergency management plans, independent or integrated into existing risk or comprehensive management documents.
-Specifications and standards manual, an urban forest policy manual, or other such documents that supplement existing or updated plans or policies.
-Tree inventories that inform strategic management or maintenance plans. Tree inventories must use DNR data standards. Communities are required to share data with DNR at the end of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182424

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum request is $5,000. The maximum request is $15,000.

Term of Contract:

The period of performance for any contract resulting from this Request for Proposal (RFP) is tentatively scheduled as May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include local or tribal governments, and educational institutions.

Community tree volunteer groups and neighborhood associations, while not directly eligible to apply, are encouraged to develop Community Forestry Assistance Grant proposals in partnership with one of the eligible entities listed above.

Ineligible Proposals:

The intent of the Community Assistance Forestry Grant Program is to assist communities to develop urban forest planning and programming tools and activities that may not otherwise receive local funding. Grant funds may not be used to meet ordinary maintenance and operating expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are required to provide a 1:1 match to the grant share being requested. Match may be in the form of financial/cash share, in-kind contributions, or cash donations. Federal matching funds or in-kind contributions cannot be used as a match.

Grantees must contact the program manager, before applying to implement tree inventory projects.

Estimated Schedule of Activities:
-Proposals Due: 4:00 PM PT, December 8, 2017
-Proposals Evaluated: January 2018
-Notification to Applicants: January 31, 2018
-Finalize Contract: April 2018
-Period of Contract Performance: May 1, 2018 – (up to) April 30, 2020
-Final Report & Request for Reimbursement: No later than May 30, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Linden Lampman, Urban & Community Forestry Program Manger

Linden Lampman, UCF Program Manager
P: (360) 902-1703
F: (360) 902-1757

Ben Thompson, UCF Specialist
P: 800-532-8733
F: 360-902-1757

Marcea Kato, Grant Coordinator
P: 360-902-1324
F: 360-902-1757

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Urban Forestry Program
1111 Washington St SE MS 47037
Olympia, WA 98504-703

P: 360-902-1703 or 800-523-TREE
F: 360-902-1757

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington