Grant Information

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Offers Grants for 2014 - 2015

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

CalFire Urban and Community Forestry has released the Guidelines and the Request for Proposals for their Cap-and-Trade Grant Program. Concept Proposals are due November 13, 2014.

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Cal Fire Urban Forestry Grants for 2014 - 2015

Green Trees For The Golden State

Urban tree planting projects and tree establishment care during the grant period. Preference will be given to the planting of trees to optimize the multiple benefits of urban forests in environmental justice communities with special attention given to GHG sequestration and avoided GHG emissions.

$150,000 -$750,000 - Match 75/25

pdf RFP | Concept Proposal

Urban Forest Management For GHG Reduction

For cities, counties, and districts only. Establishing a new jurisdiction-wide tree inventory, and/or urban forest mapping and analysis, and/or long term management plan or updating existing versions of these critical management components. May include policy integration and ordinance development. Applicants must show how GHG will be reduced by the project. See RFP for requirements.

$150,000 - $750,000 - Match 75/25

pdf RFP | Concept Proposal

Urban Wood and Biomass Utilization

Projects that will use urban woody biomass for its highest and best use, thereby diverting it from the urban waste stream and avoiding GHG emissions while sequestering GHG for a longer time period.

$150,000 - $500,000 - Match 75/25

pdf RFP | Concept Proposal

Woods in the Neighborhood (Reclamation of blighted urban lands)

These projects are to assist local entities to purchase and improve unused, vacant urban neighborhood properties in environmental justice communities or to serve such communities for purposes consistent with the Urban Forestry Act. These projects must demonstrate how GHG will be reduced.

$200,000 - $1,500,000 - Match 75/25

pdf RFP | Concept Proposal

Green Innovations Projects

For urban green infrastructure projects falling within the scope of the Urban Forestry Act of 1978 that are not able to fit in one of the other Urban Forestry Grant Programs above. These projects should be unique and forward-thinking. Projects must show how GHG will be reduced. Selection will be strongly focused on environmental justice communities.

$200,000 - $1,500,000 - Match 75/25

pdf RFP | Concept Proposal

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Contact Information

Contact List | pdfFacts Sheet | See 2014 - 2015 Grant Offerings


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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<p>Invest From the Ground Up Tree Planting Program</p>
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