The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station provided seed funding for our work through their Hatch Act Formula Grant. More information on this grant program can be found here.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) are funding our work under their Urban Long-Term Research Area Exploratory (ULTRA-Ex) awards program. The goal of this grant program is to "provide support that enables teams of scientists and practitioners to conduct interdisciplinary research on the dynamic interactions between people and natural eosystems in urban settings in ways that will advance both fundamental and applied knowledge". Read more about ULTRA-Ex here.