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. This program exists to encourage local government and citizen involvement in creating and supporting long-term and sustained urban and community forestry projects and programs at the local level.
The recommended funding range is $2,000 – $30,000 (a typical proposal is $5,000-$15,000). The maximum award amounts depend on the project category. Funds are available up to 50% of the project’s total cost. This is a reimbursement grant.
- Support for Local Government Programs
- Demonstration Projects
- Non-Profit Organization Support
- Planning and Development, and more!
We don’t fund beautification plantings and research expenses.
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.
Applications are accepted in the form of a Request for Proposal – view application forms in the Resource Library below.
|Forestry Grant Program -Time and Activity Log for Staff and Volunteers||3.26||Form||View||finance financial-assistance financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry urban-and-community-forestry|
|Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grant Program Budget Worksheet||17.05||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry urban-and-community-forestry|
|Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program Application||17.01||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry urban-and-community-forestry|
A variety of financial assistance programs exist through VDOF and partner agencies for community forestry and forest management activities.