VDOF Financial Assistance Programs

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ProgramSponsorEligible ApplicantsEligible AreasEligible LandsDeadlinesCategories
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)USDA Farm Service AgencyPrivate LandownersStatewide
Private Lands along WaterwaysContinuous SignupTree Planting
Open Field Site Preparation
Riparian Forest Buffers
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service

Private LandownersStatewide
Private LandsContinuous SignupTree Planting
Open Field Site Preparation
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)USDA Natural Resources and Conservation ServicePrivate LandownersStatewide
Private LandsContinuous SignupTree Planting
Forest Improvement
Invasive Plant Control
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)USDA Farm Service AgencyPrivate LandownersStatewide
Private Lands
Open and Forested lands
Continuous Signup
Approvals November - February
Tree Planting
Forest Improvement
Invasive Plant Control
Best Management Practices (BMP) Cost-Share Program for Logging Contractors VDOFLogging ContractorsStatewide
Private Lands
Forested Lands
Water Resources
Continuous SignupTimber Harvesting
Stream Crossings
Riparian Buffer Tax Credit Program (RFBTC)VDOFPrivate LandownersStatewide
Private Lands
Harvested Forestlands
Water Resources
Continuous SignupTimber Harvesting
Streamside Management Zones (SMZs)
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program (PBBPP)VDOFPrivate Landowners
Logging Contractors
Statewide
Private LandsContinuous SignupTimber Harvesting
Insect/Disease
Tree Planting
Pine Thinning
Longleaf Pine Restoration
Emerald Ash Borer Program (EAB)VDOFPrivate Landowners
Communities
Statewide
Private Lands
Public Lands
Communities
Annually in JuneInsect/Disease
Agricultural BMP Cost-Share Program (VACS)DCRPrivate LandownersStatewidePrivate Lands
Open Lands
Private Lands along Waterways
Continuous SignupContinuous Signup
Reforestation of Timberlands Program (RT)VDOFPrivate Landowners
Forest Industry
Companies
Statewide
Private Lands
Harvested Forestlands
Pine Plantations
Open Lands
Continuous Signup
Approvals April - May
Tree Planting
Pine
Forest Improvement
James River Buffer Program (JRBP)VDOF
James River Association
Virginia Environmental Endowment
Private Landowners
Public Landowners
Middle James River Watershed
Private Lands along Waterways
Public Lands along Waterways
Continuous SignupTree Planting
Riparian Forest Buffers
Mountains to Bay Buffer Program (M2B)VDOF
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Private Landowners
Public Landowners
Shenandoah Valley WatershedPrivate Lands along Waterways
Public Lands along Waterways
Continuous SignupTree Planting
Riparian Forest Buffers
Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant ProgramVDOFCivic Groups
Communities
Local Government
Neighborhood Associations
Non-Profit Organizations
Public Educational Institutions
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Volunteer Groups
StatewidePrivate Lands
Public Lands
Tribal Lands
September 2, 2021Tree Planting
Urban Forestry
Urban and Community Forestry Grant ProgramVDOFCivic Groups
Communities
Local Government
Neighborhood Associations
Non-Profit Organizations
Public Educational Institutions
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Volunteer Groups
StatewidePrivate Lands
Public Lands
Tribal Lands
August 20, 2021Urban Forestry
Tree Care
Community Planning
Stormwater Management
Education
Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant ProgramVDOFCommunitiesStatewideMarch 31 AnnuallyHazard Mitigation
Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant ProgramVDOFFire DepartmentsStatewideMarch 31 AnnuallyFire Suppression Equipment
Training
Dry Hydrant Grant ProgramVDOFFire DepartmentsStatewideMarch 31 AnnuallyFire Suppression Equipment
Federal Firefighter Property ProgramVDOFFire DepartmentsStatewideContinuous SignupFire Suppression Equipment