This program "seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies," including priorities of "making urban trees and forests more resilient to the impacts of natural disasters and the long-term impacts of climate change, green infrastructure jobs analysis, utilizing green infrastructure to manage and mitigate stormwater to improve water quality organizations, local governments, tribal agencies, and partnerships are encouraged to submit proposals that will demonstrate the reach, resources, and expertise needed to address the three priority issues in ways that will lead to meaningful, replicable results across the country.

"Potential Innovation grantees are should work collaboratively with other organizations and entities not traditionally involved in urban and community forestry."

Total estimated program funding is $900,000, with five awards expected.

There is a cost sharing or matching requirement.