California Consulting is pleased to announce the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-2017 “Urban Wood & Biomass Utilization” Grant
Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Program: 2016-17 “Urban Wood & Biomass Utilization” Grant
Concept Proposal Deadline: December 16, 2016
Full Application Deadline: TBD (likely early 2017)
Amount: $150,000 and $750,000
Match: 25% of the total project cost
Eligibility: cities, counties, qualifying districts, or 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Qualifying districts include, but are not limited to, school, park, recreation, water, and local taxing districts.
The purpose of this grant type is to fund the development and implementation of an Urban Wood or Urban Biomass Utilization project or program. Better utilizing this resource will lead to improved management of urban vegetation. Additionally, utilizing trees and other vegetation that are to be removed for a valid management objective avoids them being taken to a waste disposal location where they decay and emit GHG. The focus of this program is to strive to utilize the tree for its highest and best use(s) that lead to reductions in GHG emissions. It is not the intention of the program to fund removal of trees specifically for the purpose of utilization, or programs that intend to do so. It is recommended, but not required, that the project will take place in an environmental justice community scoring 75% or above on the CalEnviroScreen 2.0 tool.
If you or your entity is interested in California Consulting writing this application, please call our Southern California Office at (323)728-9002.