The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks proposals for "program development, research, and collaboration to address the following two strategic priority issues widely seen as confronting the urban and community forestry community at a national or multistate level:

• Innovative proposals that demonstrate the connection between the personal benefits of urban forests and quality of life within a community through community engagement;

• Design an urban forestry recruitment program and retention strategies that support existing urban forestry academic curriculum." Estimated total program funding is $900,000, with five awards expected. There is a cost sharing or matching requirement.