2024 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Range

Up to 1M

# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area

Agriculture & Food

Programmatic Area

Energy & Environment



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education City or township governments Special district governments County governments Private institutions of higher education Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Focus Area

This year’s category addresses components of Goal 4 and Goal 5 in the Ten-Year Action Plan: Goal 4 Strategy A: Action 1: Increase the biodiversity, health, and resilience of trees in urban and community forests. Goal 5 Strategy A: Support the use of more locally grown, regionally adapted, insect and pest-resistant, and diverse native or site-appropriate species. Action 1: Facilitate funding to promote planting higher quality trees in urban forests with less emphasis on the quantity of trees planted (such as the published International Society of Arboriculture guidelines). In order to address these goals and strategies we need to know what urban tree species are available for purchase that are suitable for urban conditions and potentially withstand climate change impacts.

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