The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) supports local communities in their efforts to plant trees, improve urban tree cover, protect water, and more. DOF has two grant programs that can help communities develop healthy, resilient urban tree cover.
Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program
The Virginia Trees for Clean Water (VTCW) program encourages the creation of long-term, sustained canopy cover to improve water quality across the Commonwealth. This grant is used to fund tree planting efforts that raise public awareness of the benefits of trees and their impacts on water quality.
Read more about the Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program.
Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program
The Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Grant Program encourages projects that promote the protection and enhancement of urban and community forest ecosystems, tree planting, the care of trees, and education on tree issues in cities, towns and communities.
Read more about the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Treating ash trees for this destructive non-native insect increases the chance of preserving genetic material of ash trees throughout the state. The Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program can help landowners and organizations offset 50% of costs for treatment of ash trees through stem injections with emamectin benzoate insecticide.
Read more about the Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program.
We welcome applications from state agencies, local and regional governments, tribal communities and organizations, approved non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, civic groups, public educational institutions (college level), or community tree volunteer groups.
|Ash Tree Management – Dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion||FT0035|
Forestry topic information sheet provides information about managing your ash trees during a time when the emerald ash borer is invading, including options for your property and possible biological controls being used.
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|Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program – Cost Assistance for Protecting Ash Trees||FT0032|
Forestry topic information sheet provides information about the Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program for protecting ash trees, including the requirements and treatments covered by the program.
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|Emerald Ash Borer Program|
Learn more about the ash treatment financial assistance program and to see the work that has been done so far.
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|Emerald Ash Borer Program Application Process and Information|
Document provides guidance through the application process for the Emerald Ash Borer Program offering financial assistance for treating ash trees.
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|Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application||6.05||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health urban-and-community-forestry||cost-share-programs emerald-ash-borer eabt-program||form|
|Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application – Supplement||6.05-S||Form||View||financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry forest-health urban-and-community-forestry||cost-share-programs emerald-ash-borer eabt-program||form|
|Forestry Grant Program -Time and Activity Log for Staff and Volunteers||3.26||Form||View||finance financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance urban-and-community-forestry||cost-share-programs grant-programs ucf-grant-program||form|
|Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)||W-9||Form||View||finance financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-quality||cost-share-programs eabt-program firewise-mitigation-program grant-programs lpfct-program lpr-program pct-program rt-program va-trees-for-clean-water-program vfa-program||form|
|System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Contract Signing|
System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of forestry grants. This guide assists with contract signing.
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|System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Requesting a Contract Amendment|
System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of forestry grants. This guide assists with requesting a contract amendment.
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|System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants|
System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants.
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|Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grant Program Budget Worksheet||17.05||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry urban-and-community-forestry||grant-programs ucf-grant-program||form|
|Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grants – Request for Proposals|
Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grants – Request for Proposal document details the program and proposal requirements as well as deadlines and submission information.
|Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program Application||17.01||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry urban-and-community-forestry||grant-programs ucf-grant-program||form|
|Urban and Community Forestry Programs – Resources for Trees in Our Communities, Cities and Towns||FT0052|
Forestry topic information sheet discusses the urban and community forestry programs available through the DOF.
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|Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants – Request for Proposals|
Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants – Request for Proposal document details the program and proposal requirements as well as deadlines and submission information.
A variety of financial assistance programs are available through DOF and partner agencies for community forestry and forest management activities.
Explore All Financial Assistance Programs
For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.