Urban Forestry Grant Resources

Your Go-To source for urban forestry grants

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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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Regional Grant Opportunities

Opportunities are listed alphabetically

Great Lakes Region

U.S. Forest Service Grants

September 22, 2022 – November 14, 2022

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore one of the largest systems of fresh surface water in the world—the Great Lakes. As one of 16 GLRI regional working group members, the U.S. Forest Service awards competitive grants to assist organizations and communities who are taking creative approaches to improve habitats and water quality.

State Grant Opportunities

Opportunities are listed alphabetically

California Forestry Grants

CalFire Grant

Fall/Winter 2022

It is likely that Urban and Community Forestry Program grant proposals will be requested in the fall to winter of 2022. Review past grant guidelines and awards, and sign up for announcements below. 

Florida Forestry Grants

2022 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

Due by November 14th, 2022

DACS and the Florida Forest Service (FFS) are requesting proposals for grants to:

  • Plant trees in areas where they would provide tangible benefits to Floridians through energy reduction, mitigating urban heat, water or air quality improvement, stormwater runoff avoidance, or increased greenspace accessibility.
  • Establish a food forest or urban orchard.
  • Conduct a tree inventory of public areas and assess the condition of individual trees.
  • Conduct an urban tree canopy assessment to gather information about how much tree canopy is in the area and how it is distributed across the landscape.
  • Develop an urban forest management plan.
  • Implement informational and educational programs to improve the understanding of residents and local officials of the benefits of maintaining a healthy tree canopy.
  • Develop a workforce development program to educate students and residents about career opportunities in the green industry and provide them with hands-on experience to give them the necessary skills.

Hawaii Forestry Grants

Urban and Community Forestry Grant Opportunity

Due by September 30, 2022, at 5 P.M. (HST)

DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) invites applicants for the U.S. Forest Service’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to support forest action plan priorities in urban and community forestry.

Funding is awarded through a competitive process with emphasis on priorities including:

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Education & outreach
  • Emergency management
  • Human health & wellbeing
  • Invasive species and urban forest resilience
  • Ordinances & legislation
  • Urban tree care
  • Water quality & green infrastructure
  • Wildland urban interface

 

Massachusets Forestry Grants

Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants

Intent to apply: October 1 / Application Deadline: November 1

Annual grant opportunity for municipalities and nonprofit groups in Massachusetts to improve and protect their urban forests. These 50/50 matching grants help develop, grow and sustain programs that plant, protect and maintain a community’s public tree resources and develop partnerships with residents and community institutions.

New York Forestry Grants

New York Urban and Community Forestry Grants

Fall 2022

The State of New York offers urban and community forestry grants for projects that include tree inventory, community forest management plan, tree planting, and tree maintenance. These grants are not offered on a regular annual schedule, but they are expected to release the availability of Round 16 in the fall of 2022. Awards would be made in early 2023.

Ohio Forestry Grants

Ohio Urban Forestry Grants

Application deadline is October 14, 2022.

At the height of Ohio’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation, Ohio lost more than 10,000 acres of urban tree canopy each year, totaling an estimated $9.3 million net loss in benefits per year. This decline has been offset by federal, state, and local efforts to increase canopy, but much remains to equally restore Ohio’s urban tree canopy to pre-EAB levels.

Funds supplied by the USDA Forest Service for this grant program are intended to address the critical need to restore and improve urban forests, reduce stormwater runoff, and reduce the impact of climate change, while building resiliency through tree planting in urban communities where trees are critical to human health.

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.

Vermont Forestry Grants

2023 Communities Caring for Canopy Grants

Due on December 30th, 2022

Projects must relate to urban and community forestry in public ways and places as defined in 24 V.S.A. § 2501a or at public educational institutions, take place in Vermont, and may consist of one or more of the following program components: Tree planting, Tree maintenance, Removal of public ash trees, Tree inventory, Plan development, Emerald ash borer or other pest preparedness, Public outreach, Staff or tree warden training, or Program development. 

Wisconsin Forestry Grants

Wisconsin DNR Grants

July 1, 2022 – october 1, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers urban forestry grants to Cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in or conducting their project in Wisconsin. The grants range from $1,000 to $25,000, and grant recipients must match each grant dollar for dollar. A startup urban forestry grant of up to $5,000 is available for communities that want to start or restart a community forestry program. A regular urban forestry grant of up to $25,000 supports projects that relate to community tree management, maintenance and/or education.

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