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 now open. Applications must be received by April 30, 2023. Please note – this year, the Small Grants Program has two formats – Program A and Program B. Please take note of the differences between them on the Small Grants Page.
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)
America the Beautiful Urban Forestry Grant Program
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.
Please note – the Community Forestry Small Grants will occur in two formats this year. Thes traditional format, known this year as Program B, is 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.
Program A will fund grants of the same size as Program B, but focuses specifically on climate change and social equity. Program A projects must also be concluded sooner than Project B projects. Project A projects must be concluded by December 31, 2023 while Project B projects have until March 31, 2024.
To learn more, visit the Community Forestry Small Grants Page.
Page updated March 28, 2023