Environmental - Consulting & Other Services

Issue Date: 10/31/2023 Contract Number: DEC01-UCF4-2023

2023 Urban Community Forestry 4 Community Forest Management Plan Implementation in Disadvantaged Communities


The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests is pleased to announce funding for projects that will implement Community Forest Management Plans in disadvantaged communities.

Community Forest Management Plans (CFMP) document the steps necessary to elevate a community forestry program to proactive management, which, in the long run, saves money and creates a healthier and more resilient resource. The goal of this project is to complete work identified in CFMPs which are based on current professional tree inventories.

Applications must be submitted in the NYS Grants Gateway by the following due date: 2:00 P.M January 31, 2024. Community Forest Management Plan projects are not required to provide match. Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted by the DEC until C.O.B. on January 9, 2024. Please email all questions about this grant opportunity to and be sure to include “UCF” in the subject line of the email. All questions and answers will be available in the Grants Gateway for all applicants to view. Your local DEC Urban Foresters are available to provide technical assistance throughout the open grant period. 

To apply for Community Forest Management Plan project funding, please search and complete application ID No. DEC01-UCF4-2023.

Due Date: 01/31/2024 2:00 PM

Contract Term: 3 Years


Ad Type: Grant or notice of funds availability

Primary Contact:     Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of
Division of Lands & Forests
Lands and Forests
Vicky Wagenbaugh
Environmental Program Specialist
625 Broadway
5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1080
United States
Ph: 000-000-0000

Secondary contact:     Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of
Division of Management & Budget Services
Bureau of Contract and Grant Development
Brian Dunham
Contract Management Specialist
625 Broadway
10th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1080
United States
Ph: 518-402-9240