Grant Information

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at Cal Poly

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Grants for 2017 - 2018

Sacramento - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is pleased to announce information regarding the 2017-2018 California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds. CAL FIRE is administering CCI grant funds to partners through grant awards that will help the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

Up to $200 million is available through CAL FIRE’s Forest Health grants (including conservation easements through the California Forest Legacy Program) and Fire Prevention grants. Up to $20 million in grant funds is available through CAL FIRE's Urban and Community Forestry program. Additionally, CAL FIRE will continue to partner with the California Conservation Corps (CCC) by making $5 million available to the CCC's for Forest Health and Fire Prevention activities.

Information on qualifying projects is available in individual Procedural Grant Guidelines and will also be provided at upcoming workshops planned for mid-January at areas around the State and via webinar. Specific information about these workshops will be shared on CAL FIRE's social media accounts and on our grants page. More information and Procedural Grant Guidelines are posted at:

Official Call for Concept Proposals:

Forest Health Grant: Concept Proposals will be due on February 21, 2018 by 3:00 PM. This includes California Forest Legacy projects.

Urban and Community Forestry Grant: Concept Proposals will be due on February 26, 2018 by 3:00 PM. There will be three types of projects for which Concept Proposals will be accepted.

Fire Prevention Grant: CAL FIRE is working with the California Air Resources Board to finalize grant administrative requirements.

Additional information will be released later in the winter or early spring on these grant opportunities.

The grants are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds

Cal Fire Urban Forestry Contact Information

Contact List | pdfFacts Sheet

Urban and Community Forestry Program - High Speed Rail Authoirty Grants

California ReLeaf Grants

California ReLeaf seeks and provides pass-through grants to ReLeaf Network Members and other community groups interested in planting and caring for trees in California.

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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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