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Cap and Trade: Urban and Community Forestry Program GhG Reduction Fund

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Concept proposals for CalFire Urban and Community Forestry’s Cap-and Trade Grant Program are due by November 13! Click here for information on the guidelines and request for proposals for the five grant programs.

The five grant programs include:

Green Trees For The Golden State: Grants of $150,000 to $750,000 for urban tree planting projects and tree establishment care during the grant period. Preference will be given to the planting of trees to optimize the
multiple benefits of urban forests in environmental justice communities with special attention given to GHG sequestration and avoided GHG emissions.

Urban Forest Management For GHG Reduction: Grants of $150,000 to $750,000 for cities, counties, and districts only to establish a new jurisdiction – wide tree inventory, and/or urban forest mapping and analysis, and/or long term management plan or updating existing versions of these critical management components. Projects may include policy integration and ordinance development. Applicants must show how GHG will be reduced by the project.

Urban Wood and Biomass Utilization: Grants of $150,000 to $500,000 for projects that will use urban woody biomass for its highest and best use, thereby diverting it from the urban waste stream and avoiding GHG
emissions while sequestering GHG for a longer time period.

Woods in the Neighborhood: Grants of $200,000 to $1.5 M to assist local entities to purchase and improve unused, vacant urban neighborhood properties in environmental justice communities or to serve such communities for purposes consistent with the Urban Forestry Act. These projects must demonstrate how GHG will be reduced.

Green Innovations Projects: Grants of $200,000 to $1.5 M for urban green infrastructure projects falling within the scope of the Urban Forestry Act of 1978 that are not able to fit in one of the other Urban Forestry Grant Programs above. These projects should be unique and forward – thinking.
Projects must show how GHG will be reduced. Selection will be strongly focused on environmental justice communities.

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