The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Councils authorizing legislation requires the Council to have a National Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan every ten years.
The current Ten Year Action Plan, 2006-2016, is to be updated by the end of 2015 for the Council to meet
The Forest Service is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to conduct assessments and reviews of the nations urban forest resources and the urban and community forestry programs and activities conducted by Federal and State agencies, private companies, nonprofit organizations, community and civic organizations and other interested parties across the country.
Applicants will be expected to address the key elements in the legislation.
This will also include incorporating the Councils comments and recommendations.
Proposals should address the process, assessment, compilation of information, analysis, reporting and publishing of the ten year plan.Funds will be provided through the U. S. Forest Services Fiscal Year 2013 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program for a grant agreement.
Funds are to support the process for developing a National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Councils Ten Year Action Plan, 2017-2027, as mandated by Congress.
All awards are based on the availability of funding, which may be subject to change.