Urban & Community Forestry Grant
Grant funds are provided on a yearly basis by the U.S.Forest Service and the program is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission in cooperation with the Georgia Urban Forest Council. Funding is awarded to communities across the state of Georgia for projects that stimulate and enhance urban and community forest resources.
For questions about the Urban & Community Forestry grant contact a GFC Sustainable Community Forester.
*** The Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program has been suspended due to a shortage in available funding. Please check back in the future for further information. ***
Grant Application and Guidelines
The 2011 U&CF Grant application and guidelines is available for reference only.
- Grant workshops in March and April
- Grant applications/proposals due in early May
- Grant awards determined and recipients notified in mid to late July
- Grant projects begin on September 1and must be completed by August 31
- Management plans for community forests
- Professional Staff (City Arborists)
- Tree Ordinances/policies
- Tree Advocacy/advisory organizations
- Improve understanding of the benefits of tree cover in communities.
- Encourage owners of private residences and commercial properties to maintain trees and expand forest cover on their properties.
- Provide educational programs and technical assistance to communities and state and local organizations in maintaining forested lands and individual trees in urban and community settings and identify appropriate tree species and sites for expanding forest cover.
- Promote volunteerism, multi-cultural awareness, and involvement of nonprofit organizations, agencies, and the private sector in implementing urban and community forestry programs.
- Develop sustainable urban forestry programs at the local level.
- Improve strategic community forestry planning efforts of city administrators, municipal tree departments and tree boards.
- Enhance the technical skills of individuals involved in planning development and maintenance of urban and community forests.
- Expand opportunities for urban forestry research.
The following types of organizations are eligible for funding:
- Units of local governments (city, town, county)*
- Nonprofit organizations
- Educational institutions
- Neighborhood associations
- Civic groups
- Community tree groups
*Units of local government must be a designated Qualified Local Government as outlined in the Georgia Planning Act of 1989.
- Urban Forestry Consultants
- Fundraising Tutorial for Urban Forestry Programs
- Georgia Urban Forest Council
- Tree Link
- Urban Forestry South
This disclaimer/credit must be included on all publications, presentations, and websites resulting from grant funds.