Urban Forestry Grant Resources

Your Go-To source for urban forestry grants

How to Use This Page

Looking for urban forestry funding? You’ve come to the right place. Scroll down to look through our continuously updated list of urban forest grant opportunities, organized by region and state.

Once you hone in on a relevant grant, use the Learn More button to go to the grant website. Ready to apply? Our Urban Forestry Consultants have helped many communities submit and win grants. Use the button below to start a conversation with our consultants about getting your program goals funded.


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National and Regional Grant Opportunities

U.S. Forest Service

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The Forest Service is requesting proposals from eligible entities that are working to provide equitable access to trees and green spaces and the benefits they provide. The funding opportunity is open to proposals spanning a broad range of investments working at a community, regional, and national scale.

  • Minimum funding amount for projects is $100,000
  • Maximum federal funding limit is $50,000,000. All funding agreements will be for a period of 5 years.  

All federal grant funds are to be matched at least equally (dollar for dollar) with non-federal match. Match-waivers are available for proposals that deliver 100% of the funding/program benefits to disadvantaged communities.


Transportation Funding

Explore Various Opportunities via City Parks Alliance Page

With the influx of federal transportation dollars through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and FY 2023 budget package, City Parks Alliance is highlighting and educating members on the tremendous number of transportation programs that could be beneficial to their park and trail projects.

These programs include planning, capital projects, and technical assistance that aid with the creation of linear parks, trails, park access, and recreational facilities. Several of these programs have a focus on improving public safety, climate resilience, and equitable access to green space and recreation.

Federal Highway Administration

PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program

Friday, August 18, 2023

The vision of the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program is to fund projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Projects selected under this program should be grounded in the best available scientific understanding of climate change risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities. They should support the continued operation or rapid recovery of crucial local, regional, or national surface transportation facilities. Furthermore, selected projects should utilize innovative and collaborative approaches to risk reduction, including the use of natural infrastructure, which is explicitly eligible under the program. 

State Grant Opportunities

Opportunities are listed alphabetically

North Carolina Forestry Grants

Legacy Tree Fund

May 31st, 2023

The Legacy Tree Fund is North Carolina Urban Forest Council’s flagship grant program.  Established in 2010, this annual program helps urban and rural communities across North Carolina implement their tree-planting projects.  Past recipients include community groups, civic associations, block clubs, garden clubs, and other non-profit organizations.

NCUFC prioritizes grant applications that include citizen engagement and help educate citizens about the invaluable roles trees play in our living, working, and playing environments.

N.C. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Financial Assistance
2023-1 Workforce Development

June 9th, 2023

Financial assistance is available for eligible North Carolina organizations to send eligible staff for workforce development training. Applications are now being accepted.

Tennessee Forestry Grants

Community Tree Planting Program (TAEP)

June 2nd, 2023

The goal of TAEP community tree planting grant is to increase the tree resource base in cities and towns across the state of Tennessee. It is NOT to provide beautification. Trees are work horses for our communities, providing energy savings through shading, storm water mitigation, rain interception, and air quality improvement through filtration and absorption. These are direct cost saving benefits to communities. Beautification should not be used as an objective for a TAEP tree planting project. 

South Dakota Forestry Grants

South Dakota Urban Forestry Grants

Fall/Year Round

Through the Urban & Community Forestry Program, the division has provided financial assistance to our communities each year since 1991. A portion of the division’s annual allocation of Urban and Community Forestry Assistance funds from the US Forest Service is awarded to communities in the form of Challenge grants.

These grants are used to fund community forestry projects that solve a specific community forestry problem or demonstrate the importance of trees in our communities. The community or service organization must match Challenge grants.

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