Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a request for applications (RFA) for up to $7 million available as part of the 2024 Community Forest Grant Assistance Program.
Donor Name: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline: (mm/dd/yyyy) 01/08/2024
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 Years
The 2024 Community Forestry Assistance Grant is an opportunity for environmental professionals and community advocates to collaborate on projects addressing community-identified needs by leveraging the benefits of trees and forests.
The purpose of this grant is to support local jurisdictions in implementing improvements to urban tree health, enhanced protections for urban trees, increases in canopy cover, and equitable delivery of tree ecosystem services in communities across Washington State. The Community Forestry Assistance Grants will assist communities in developing urban forest planning, programming tools, and activities that may not otherwise receive local funding. These grants will improve management, care, and public engagement with trees growing in parks, natural areas, and along public rights-of-way. Grants will also support projects that increase tree equity by addressing social and environmental disparities in Washington communities through investments in community-identified urban forestry needs, advancing environmental, social, or public health outcomes.
- Estimated Available Funding: $7,000,000
- Minimum Request: $10,000
- Maximum Request: $350,000
Period of Performance
The period of performance of any grant agreement varies depending on the source of funding awarded for the project. Applications awarded state funding must be completed by June 1, 2025; applications awarded federal funding must be completed by June 1, 2027.
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Public outreach and engagement
- Career training, workforce development, and continuing education
- Urban and community forestry program development
- Tree ordinance and policy development
- Tree planting and restoration on public property
- Tree removal and replacement, wood waste utilization
- Tree pruning
- Public tree inventories
- Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessment
- Data Analysis
- Urban Forest Management and Maintenance Plans
Applicants must be one or more of the following to be eligible to apply:
- Governmental entity in Washington State
- City, town, or county government
- Public educational institution
- Special taxing district (examples: hospital district, conservation district, public parks district)
- Tribal government (with part of its territory within the geographic boundaries of Washington State)
- 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (registered to do business in Washington State).
For more information, visit DNR.