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. 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.

Funding

The recommended funding range is $1,000 – $35,000 (a typical proposal is $5,000 – $20,000). 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.

Project Categories

  • 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.

Who is Eligible

We welcome applications from civic groups, communities, local government, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, public educational institutions, state agencies, tribal organizations, and volunteer groups.

To Apply

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ACTION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE 2023 FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING FROM VDOF:

Previously, the federal government used the DUNS number to manage entities applying for grants. In April 2022, the federal government replaced DUNS with the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number. Existing grant recipients and new applicants must obtain a UEI to apply for funding going forward.

To get your UEI, register with SAM.gov. If you are already registered, your UEI has been assigned. Follow this guide to find your UEI. Additional support can be found here.

Don’t wait for the grant cycle, get your UEI now.

Applications are accepted in the form of a proposal – view application forms and request for proposal document in the Resource Library below.


Additional Resources

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Forestry Grant Program -Time and Activity Log for Staff and Volunteers
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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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A variety of financial assistance programs exist through VDOF and partner agencies for community forestry and forest management activities.

Explore All Financial Assistance Programs


Contact Us

For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.