Urban & Community Forestry Funding
Federal funds are a key part to America's urban forestry success. In Alabama alone, Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Financial Assisatance has funded over 350 projects to the tune of $4 million! The good news is that the U&CF Program is still making a difference in our state and in our nation. See how your community can use U&CF funding to improve its urban forest.
The USDA Forest Service contracts with Auburn University to serve as the pass-through entity for this program in Alabama . As the pass-through entity, Auburn University , through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is the final decision maker on budget and allocations of all U&CF Federal funds.
Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations
On October 13 , 2004 Congress authorized "Emergency Supplemental Appropriates for Hurricane Disaster Assistance (Public Law 108-324)." This measure provides disaster assistance to mitigate the effect of recent hurricanes and other weather-related events. This law includes a provision allowing the use of Federal funds through Alabama 's U&CF program.
Auburn University has contracted with the USDA Forest Service to serve as the pass-through entity for this program in Alabama . This contract makes Auburn University , through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, responsible as the final decision maker on budget and allocations of all supplemental U&CF Federal funds. These funds are congressionally appropriated dollars with very specific authorities. Auburn University will maintain accountability for the use of these funds.