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Growing Equity: Urban and Community Forestry Subaward Programs

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Background

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Urban & Community Forestry (UCF) received $26.6 million to stand up two subaward programs offering $10 million explicitly devoted to the nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon, and $12.5 million available to all eligible entities in the State of Oregon. Both funding opportunities aim to promote community and urban forest investment and tree equity for overburdened and underserved communities. This initiative strives to support Tribal, rural, and urban communities by providing benefits beyond individual project or program investments.

These Federal Financial Assistance grant awards 24-DG-11062765-084 and 23-DG-11062765-093 are administered by ODF. As the pass-through entity, ODF will be managing all subawards for the duration of this funding opportunity. Assistance with proposal development, technical consultation, and application writing is available upon request as part of the subaward programs.

Call for proposals - nine f​ederally r​ecognized Tribes of Oregon PDF

Proposal submission period: Proposals may be submitted on an ongoing basis starting on May 1, 2024, until June 30, 2026.

Funding range: $10,000 to $1,000,000 (no match required)

Application template PDF | WORD

Budget template EXCEL

Subaward assistance questionnaire​

​Call for proposals - all entities PDF

Proposal submission period: July 1 to September 30, 2024 at 11:59 P.M.

Funding range: $10,000 to $750,000 (no match required)​

Application template PDFWORD

Budget template EXCEL

Subaward assistance questionnaire​​​

Note: Applications may be submitted by individual entities or coalitions of multiple entities.​

Eligible entities

  • Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon*
  • Tribal organizations/coalitions
  • Local government entities (e.g., city or county government, public school district, soil and water conservation district, etc.)
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education (e.g., Oregon University System)
  • Non-profit and community-based organizations
  • Academic institutions 

* Only Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon are eligible for the Tribal Governments Subaward Program. 

Ineligible entities

  • For-profit companies (Note: Although for-profit companies cannot be the primary applicant, they can be contractual partners in an application)
  • Individuals/private citizens
  • State and federal agencies

UCF Program vision and goals

Our mission

Advance equity, well-being, and resilience for all communities in Oregon by promoting investments in trees and green infrastructure. 

Program goals

  • Support urban and community forestry assessment, planning, and prioritization 
  • Support culturally responsive urban and community forestry education, engagement, immersive/experiential outdoor recreation, and community-building initiatives 
  • Build capacity with collective impact through an urban and community forestry network  
  • Support urban and community forestry workforce development  
  • Significantly expand urban and community forestry tree production, planting, and maintenance  
  • Support urban and community forestry monitoring, adaptive management, and lesson sharing

Oregon Department of Forestry is an equal opportunity provider.

Funding opportunity is provided by the USDA Forest Service - Federal Assistance Listing 10.727 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.

Apply

  • Online grant application (Under construction)

Grant assistance / Asistencia para subvenciones 

Need information in a different language or other assistance?

Use the translation tool in the upper-right corner of our webpage or send an email with your request.

Complete the subaward assistance form to determine your eligibility and support needs. Additional application assistance may be available through NWEJC and SAM.gov registration assistance is available through GCAP.

Resources

Tools

Other related grant opportunities

Contact

UCF Program
Email

M-F, 8  4 p.m.

UCF Office hours – This is a recurring meeting held on Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m. Please note office hours will not be held on state government holidays.

Book Individual Appointments - This is an online meeting scheduler to connect with a UCF staff member, and is dependent upon schedule availability.