Federal Register: December 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 248)
DOCID: fr24de08-35 FR Doc E8-30657
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DOCUMENT ACTION: Announcement for the 2009 U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
DATES: Applications are available electronically at the following Web site, http://www.grants.gov, due by 11:59 p.m., February 17, 2009.
Those that do not have access to a computer may request a hardcopy of the application and instructions by contacting Nancy Stremple at the address below.
The National Urban and Community Foresty Advisory Council, (NUCFAC), is charged, by law, to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry related issues and opportunities. Part of the Council's role is to recommend the criteria for the U.S. Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry, (U&CF) Challenge Cost Share Grant Program.
NUCFAC has revised their criteria for the U.S. Forest Service's U&CF Challenge Cost Share Grant Program for 2009. The new U&CF Challenge Cost Share Grant Program will be solicited in two categories: Innovation grants and Best Practices grants. At total anticipated amount of one million dollars will be divided in half between the two categories.
Innovation grants, are to focus on one of the Council's identified priority issues confronting the UC&F
community: Energy Conservation, Climate Change and Public Health.
NUCFAC will seek proposals from organizations and partnerships that
demonstrate the reach, resources and expertise needed to deliver
meaningful, replicable results. As much as $500,000 would be available in 2009 for one or more Innovation Grants.
2009 Best Practices Grants
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council 2009 Challenge Cost Share Grant Program,
The 2009 U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant instructions and application are posted on http://www.grants.gov. The instructions only will be posted on the NUCFAC and U.S. Forest Service Web sites at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.
If interested applicants are not already registered in grants.gov,
they are encouraged to register now. The process may take up to two weeks to collect the required information.
Dated: December 18, 2008.
Robin L. Thompson,
Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff or Robert Prather, Staff Assistant to National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th St., SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS1151, Washington, DC 202501151, phone 2022051054.
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