We are expecting that the small grants program will be opened for applications shortly. Please visit again in the future or, if interested in applying, contact us by email.
The CUFC is pleased to offer groups in Connecticut the opportunity to apply for an urban forestry grant from the Council! In 2021 and 2022, the CUFC supported several amazing projects, selected from very strong pool of applicants. As a result of this success, the US Forest Service awarded the Council with additional funding in 2023 to continue to grow the program. Huge thanks to the award recipients for your efforts–we are proud to support your important projects!
Grant range: $1,500 – $2,000
Eligible organizations: All groups, but with a focus on non-profits and municipalities.
Application due date: Not open at the moment.
Grant Details and Guidelines: The Connecticut Urban Forest Council, Inc. (CUFC) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization composed of representatives from Connecticut environmental organizations, state agencies, universities, research institutions, corporations, professional communities, and citizen tree groups. Its purpose is to provide advice, assistance, education, information, and support to urban and community forestry professionals, associated professionals, municipal, state and corporate leaders, and volunteers. Our small grants program in 2022 will help existing organizations and municipalities address issues related to urban forest health. We expect to award 4 grants of up to $2,000.
Priorities include (1) teaching about urban forestry and the tools used to manage urban trees and forests, and (2) increasing public awareness of opportunities to protect urban forestland and urban trees, emphasizing public benefits.
Examples of grant subjects include:
Grants to nonprofit organizations will be awarded to projects that directly benefit educational goals related to urban forests in Connecticut. Projects that serve neighborhoods or areas with low tree canopy coverage and limited resources, and/or that utilize partnerships to amplify the project’s impacts are strongly encouraged.
Apply for a Grant: Please open one of these two Application Instruction files and follow their directions as to how to complete and submit an application:
Grant Payment, Acknowledgements, and Reporting: Grant requests may not exceed $2,000. Funds are paid upon submission of invoices to the CUFC. Applicants must be able to commit to a 50% match, which can consist of funds from other donors or in-kind contributions (such as volunteer hours of labor). Any printed materials produced by the grantee must acknowledge the U.S. Forest Service for having provided support.Successful applicants are responsible for submitting one narrative report on the status of the project and how the funds were used within one year of being awarded a grant.
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This page was last updated November 21, 2022