The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that applications are being accepted for urban and community forestry projects through the federal Inflation Reduction Act funding opportunity. A total of $12.9 million is available.
The funding will “increase equitable access to healthy trees and green spaces in urban and community forests to support building a clean energy economy, advance environmental justice, and create economic opportunity,” a DEC press release said.
Applicants may apply for funding under two categories, Community Forest Management Plan Implementation ($10 million) and Ash Tree Management ($2.9 million). The maximum request is $500,000 per application and no match is required, according to the DEC.
All projects must take place in disadvantaged communities as identified by any of three Federal and State tools listed in the Request for Applications (RFA). The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024
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