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.
- The recommended funding range is $1,000 – $25,000 (a typical proposal is $2,000-$10,000). The recipient is responsible for a 50/50 match, which can include in-kind and volunteer hours. Grant funds are reimbursed at the conclusion of the project.
- Project Categories
- Riparian Buffers
- Community or Street Tree Plantings
- Neighborhood-wide Projects
- Turf to Trees, and more!
We do fund the cost of trees and planting materials.
We don’t fund invasive species and monocultures.
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||form|
|Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Application||17.02||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-water-quality urban-and-community-forestry water-quality||form|
|Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Budget Worksheet||17.04||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-water-quality urban-and-community-forestry water-quality||form|
A variety of financial assistance programs exist through VDOF and partner agencies for community forestry and forest management activities.