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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Increase Access to Forested Areas

Urban and Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Grants


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Forest Service
CFDA Number: 10.727
Funding or PIN Number: USDA-FS-2023-UCF-IRA-01
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and institutions of higher education to increase access to forested areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for a broad range of investments working at a community, regional, and national scale.

The Forest Service making up to $1 billion available in Urban and Community Forestry competitive grants for investments that:  

  • Increase equitable access to urban tree canopy and associated human health, environmental and economic benefits in disadvantaged communities
  • Broaden community engagement in local urban forest planning
  • Improve community and urban forest resilience to climate change, pests and storm events through best management and maintenance practices

For information about eligible uses of funding, see the following link:


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Entities eligible to apply for funding under this NOFO include:
• State government entity
• Local government entity
• Agency or governmental entity of the District of Columbia
• Agency or governmental entity of an insular area (as defined in section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3103)
• Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations/villages, and Tribal organizations as defined in 25 USC 5304 (l) and operating within the United States, or its territories
• Non-profit organizations
• Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education
• Community Based Organization

For information about ineligible activities, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information
All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 1, 2023.

All applicants must have an active registration at and maintain active registration throughout the life of the award. This is the government-wide web-based system that supports all contracts, grants, and the electronic payment system. This requirement for registration may be found at 2 CFR 25.200.

All federal grant funds are to be matched at least equally (dollar for dollar) with non-federal match which may include allowable and allocable in-kind contributions (i.e., personnel salary, fringe, and indirect costs; services, materials, supplies, equipment donations; and volunteer assistance), and private and public (non- federal) monetary contributions.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $50,000,000
Award Floor: $100,000

Term of Contract
All funding agreements will be for a period of 5 years. All activities and expenses must be completed within 5 years of award. Funding agreements will not be extended beyond 5 years.

Note: Recipients will be expected to implement and demonstrate measurable progress within 12 months of award.

Contact Information
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For inquiries specific to the content of the NOFO requirements, contact the following shared inbox:

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