The Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program strives to 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.

California Inflation Reduction Act Grants

The application period for this grant solicitation is now closed.

2024 Inflation Reduction Act Applications Summary

In 2023, the UDSA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program awarded $1.5 billion to states, projects, and national initiatives that support urban communities in ensuring equitable access to trees and their benefits via the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) under President Biden's Justice40 Initiative and Executive Order 13985. California received a state allocation of Inflation Reduction Act funds, of which $30.8 million is available for grant projects working at a community, regional, or statewide scale in this funding opportunity.

Applicant Required Standard Forms and Documentation Templates & Tools

IRA Technical Assistance Webinars and Office Hours

IRA Technical Assistance Office Hours

Every Wednesday, April 10th - May 8th, 2 - 3 pm 
Join here
Meeting ID: 287 425 873 623
Passcode: fBnBCq

April 18th Webinar "How to Submit an IRA Application via eCivis"

Presentation Slides

Register for the 9-10am session here
Register for the 6-7pm session here
Webinar Participant Q&A not available due to technical difficulties.

April 4th Webinar "IRA Grant Opportunity Overview"

Presentation Slides

Webinar Participant Q&A

Webinar Recordings:

Apr. 4, 2024, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Apr. 4, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 18th, 2024 Webinar Recordings Not Available Due to Technical Difficulties.

IRA Grant Reporting Forms


Green Schoolyard Grants

We are not accepting grant applications at this time. We are reviewing Green Schoolyards grants applications, see list of applications, and we will share more information in the upcoming.