2024 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

The USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program is the only dedicated urban forest program in the federal government. It is a technical, financial, and educational assistance program that delivers nature-based solutions to more than 84 percent of Americans. The Program works to restore, sustain, and manage more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of communities across the United States and its Territories.

This year’s category addresses components of Goal 4 and Goal 5 in the Ten-Year Action Plan:

  • Goal 4 Strategy A: Action 1: Increase the biodiversity, health, and resilience of trees in urban and community forests.
  • Goal 5 Strategy A: Support the use of more locally grown, regionally adapted, insect and pest-resistant, and diverse native or site-appropriate species.