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 – $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.

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.

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.

To Apply

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.