Financial Assistance for Urban and Community Forestry Projects

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) supports local communities in their efforts to plant trees, improve urban tree cover, protect water, and more. VDOF 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.


Eligible Applicants

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.


Additional Resources

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Ash Removal and Replacement Program Cost-Share Application
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Ash Removal and Replacement Program Cost-Share Application - Supplement
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Ash Tree Management - Dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion
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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
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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
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
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
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Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application - Supplement
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Forestry Grant Program -Time and Activity Log for Staff and Volunteers
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Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
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Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grant Program Budget Worksheet
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Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grants - Request for Proposals
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.

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Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program Application
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Urban and Community Forestry Programs - Resources for Trees in Our Communities, Cities and Towns
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Forestry topic information sheet discusses the urban and community forestry programs available through the VDOF.

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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Application
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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Budget Worksheet
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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants - Request for Proposals
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.

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A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for community forestry and forest management activities.

Explore All Financial Assistance Programs


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