Green Schoolyard Grants
The CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry Program works to optimize the benefits of trees and related vegetation through multiple objective projects as specific in the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978 (PRC 4799.06-4799.12.1)).
Two grant options will be offered for Green Schoolyards projects. These two grant types are independent of each other. The Planning Grant focuses on all planning activities only; funding for the implementation of the project may be awarded by CAL FIRE if funding is available and a future grant application is successful. The implementation grant type can include all activities covered under the Planning Grants plus the implementation of all project components.
The Implementation Grant can include all aspects of planning and implementation of the project. Budget limitations are $500,000-$30,000,000 awarded per applicant including up to $2,500,000 per school campus.
The Planning Grant focuses on all planning aspects of the green schoolyards project. The goal of this option is to complete the plan for implementation of a Green Schoolyards project including preliminary site designs, environmental assessments (e.g., HazMat identification and plan for remediation), CEQA, stakeholder engagement, any permitting, and other steps required for the implementation of the project. The goal of this grant type, grantees are able to have a shovel-ready project including the associated project budget estimate. Budget limitations are $75,000-$3,000,000 awarded per applicant including up to $200,000 per school campus.
Cities, Counties, Qualifying School Districts, and Non-profit Organizations.
Total Amount Available: $117,000,000
Application Deadline: 4/18/23
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