The Connecticut Urban Forest Council offers two separate grant programs – the Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants Program and the Community Forestry Small Grants Program. Please take note of the differences. Also note that each grant has a separate application process. Applications will only be considered for the grant program for which they have been received.
The Community Forestry Small Grants Program is expected to be opened soon – please stop by again.
The Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants Program is currently closed. We thank you for your interest.
In its grants programs, CUFC works very closely with CT DEEP Division of Forestry. In addition to reading about the two CUFC grant opportunities listed below, we also recommend that people visit the DEEP Grant Program pages, located on the DEEP website:
DEEP Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs (grants overview page)
Urban Forestry Equity through Capacity Building Grant Program (cooperative program with the University of Connecticut)
The Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants Program is currently closed.
The Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants are intended for municipalities or non-profits that seek to complete projects that are based in urban forestry and that combine efforts relating to the local effects of climate change and that include considerations of equity and environmental justice. Preference will be given to environmental justice communities. Funding for this grant program is provided by DEEP through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Grant range: up to $37,000
Eligible organizations: 501(c)3 non-profits and Connecticut municipalities.
Application due date: There are no currently open application dates for the Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants program. We do hope to be able to offer grants through this program in the future. If so, we will be announcing that opportunity on this page.
To learn more, visit the Urban Forestry Climate Change Grants Page.
See a list of the 2021 Urban Forestry Climate Change Grant Recipients.
The Community Forestry Small Grants Program is expected to be open soon. Please visit this site again or email us to let them know of your interest.
The Community Forestry Small Grants are intended to assist smaller organizations, including unincorporated community groups, get a footing in urban forestry. This is an annual grant program that is based on funding received from the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry.
Grant range: $1,500 – $2,000
Eligible organizations: All groups, but with a focus on non-profits and municipalities.
Application due date: March 31, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
To learn more, visit the Community Forestry Small Grants Page.
Page updated February 22, 2022