Grant Information

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Offers Grants for 2012 - 2013

Cal Fire"The grants are designed to create or implement projects that benefit California urban forestry and urban greening efforts…"

CAL FIRE offers these grants to eligible applicants on an annual basis as funding permits. Funding for the grant programs varies from year to year and is based on the availability of Proposition-based bonds, Federal Grants from the USDA Forest Service, State General Funds, and approval of Budgets for each fiscal year. The grants are designed to create or implement projects that benefit urban forestry and urban greening efforts and will vary each year, so it is imperative that the applicant reads the description of each grant to determine whether the proposed project meets the stated conditions.

pdfState UF Contact List pdfGetting Started Flowchart pdfProcedural Guide

Grant Offering / Concept Proposal

pdfManagement Plan Grant / Concept Proposal
pdfLeafing Out Grant / Concept Proposal
pdfLeading Edge Grant / Concept Proposal
pdfInventory Grant / Concept Proposal
pdfGreen Trees Grant / Concept Proposal
pdfEducation Grant / Concept Proposal

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Contact Information

Contact List pdfFacts Sheet

Cal Fire Urban Wood Utilization Grants 2012

UrbanWood Grant Request Request for Proposal | 2012 Sawmill Equipment Loan Application


pdfInstructions for Applicants
pdfSingle-State Project Proposal


The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) serves to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the status of the nation's urban and community forests. The Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources. Well managed urban forests provide critical environmental services that can improve the public's health, and well being; economic viability and restore functioning environmental systems for people today and future generations.

Through the U.S. Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry competitive Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program, the Council only supports urban and community forestry projects that have national or multi-state, significance in their impact or application.

California ReLeaf Urban Forestry Grant Information

Funding is available to assist nonprofit and community-based groups throughout California with urban forestry projects. The program is funded through a contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
Visit California ReLeaf Grants page

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California ReLEAF Grants
Alliance for Community Trees, Funding List
CA Integrated Waste Management Board/Grants
Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Grants
California Fire Alliance Grant Information
Grants for CA Urban Forestry
California Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program
Fire Safe Council Grants Clearing House
Invest from the Ground Up - Tree Planting Program
pdfTree Planting Program - RFP
Tree Fund
Climate Showcase Communities Grants
Grant Wrangler - Find Funding Fast for K-12 Schools

RFP for Tree Planting Program
Posted: Aug 15, 2013

You are invited to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the Invest From the Ground Up-Community Tree Planting Program. The Invest From the Ground Up-Community Tree Planting Program is a regional tree planting and education program led by the California Urban Forests Council and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. In 2013/14, the program is launching in the San Francisco Bay Area (nine-county area) and the Greater Bakersfield Area (Kern and Tulare Counties) to plant thousands of trees all in one day - February 15, 2014. In partnership with California ReLeaf, the Local Government Commission, and many others, the program will include organizing, training, and equipping selected tree planting partners for the main event, while also learning from partners, teaching the community about tree care, and sharing new knowledge about trees in our communities. This program is made possible by grants from the USDA Forest Service and CalFire. Please see the Request for Proposals for more details.

Invest from the Ground Up - Tree Planting Program
pdfTree Planting Program - RFP