Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

The purpose of CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is to help create a sustainable urban forest and increase the long-term benefits trees provide, improve the public’s understanding and appreciation of urban trees, and advance urban forest management and tree care. Special consideration is given to projects serving disadvantaged and/or low-income communities.


Upcoming UCF Webinars

CAL FIRE's Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) staff are hosting 2 webinars for Green Schoolyards Grants and 2 webinars for UCF Grants (including Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement, Urban Forest Management Activities, Education and Workforce Development, and Urban Wood and Biomass Utilization). Join us for a presentation on grant expectations and Q&A session.

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Webinars for Green Schoolyards Grants:

Webinars for UCF Grants:

Grant Guidelines Now Closed for Public Comment

2022/2023 Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program Grant Guidelines and 2022/2023 Green Schoolyard Grant Guidelines are now closed for public comment. Thank you for sharing your constructive comments and feedback. Final drafts of both guidelines will be posted on the website soon. Sign up for our listserv for announcements on open application periods and upcoming webinars.

The deadline for Green Schoolyard Grant Applications and UCF Grant Concept Proposals is March 31, 2023.