"Biden Releases $1B For Urban Trees"

"The Biden administration said Wednesday it’s making $1 billion available to help plant and care for trees in cities and towns, a potent means to soften the impacts of a warming climate.

“Investing in our urban forests is investing in the health and wellness of our communities,” said Forest Service Chief Randy Moore in a news release.

The grants — which require a 1-to-1 match from recipients in most cases — will come through the agency’s urban and community forestry program, funded by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. The program typically receives a fraction of that amount, such as the $36 million in annual appropriations Congress provided in fiscal 2022."

Marc Heller reports for E&E News April 12, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 04/13/2023