Green Communities Challenge Grant
(Urban and Community Forestry Program)
Purpose of Funding
To assist municipalities in developing a Community Forestry Management Plan. This management plan helps local government agencies implement urban and community forestry projects. These projects are provided under four themes: Program Development, Implementation, Tree Maintenance, and Research Projects.
Source of Funding
This year’s $144,000 grant program is funded by the USDA Forest Service through the national Urban and Community Forestry Program.
N.J.S.A. 13:1L et seq.; P.L. 1983, c. 324 and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-9.
Who is Eligible
Any municipal or county government agency that agrees to contribute a sum equal to or greater than the grant amount.
Qualifications Required for Consideration
Applications must meet the minimum criteria eligibility requirements as outlined in the application package.
50/50 match can be in-kind contributions.
Applications available upon request. Interested agencies must submit a complete application to the Community Forestry Program. A random drawing will decide which applicants receive funding from all eligible applicants.
For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Alec McCartney, Urban Forest Coordinator
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State Forestry Services
Mail Code: 501-04
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420