This year’s RFP has funding from two USDA Forest Service sources. These sources fund similar activities but have different eligibility criteria and different match requirements. Organizations can apply to receive funds from both sources depending on project eligibility:
Urban and Community Forestry Program Funds - $100,000 available (3:1 match requirement) the traditional UCF Program Development Grants offered with a reduced match for 2024. Projects may take place anywhere in the state.
New: Inflation Reduction Funds (IRA) - $300,000 available (no match required) for projects that take place entirely within a disadvantaged area as defined by the Montana Urban and Community Forestry Grant Tool.
UCF Grants support goals identified by the Forest Service and DNRC for 2024. Federal and State Program Goals Your proposal should tie to the Federal and State goals, by creating relevant objectives, and public awareness specific to your community. The use of these funds should align with the following plans and initiatives:
Project examples may include but are not limited to:
Reimbursable Expenses May Include:
Estimated Total Program Funding: