2021 Arbor Day Tree Planting Grants

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Arbor Day Tree Planting Grants to help Vermont communities celebrate trees locally this spring.  VT UCF is celebrating 2021 Arbor Day through a month-long celebration and by offering twenty-one grants of $1,000 each for tree planting and other urban and community forest stewardship activities. 

This grant program is now closed.

Available Funds

$21,000 in grants is available for 2021; each grant will be for $1,000.  There is no cost-share (match) requirement.  These funds will be distributed through a competitive grant review and selection process.  Due to the administrative effort required to process grants, proposals requesting less than $1,000 will not be considered.

Eligible Project Components

Projects must include planting at least one tree and take place in Vermont.  Projects may consist of one or more of the following program components:

  • Public outreach and engagement.
  • Tree maintenance, including supporting the growing environment for long-term success.
  • Increasing local capacity to manage and steward municipal trees.

To help VT UCF share the good work and extend the Arbor Day celebrations across Vermont, grantees will be asked to cpature the tree planting event(s) with photos that will be shared through various media outlets, including VT UCF's social media accounts.

Grant Documents

Grant Overview 

Grantee Insurance Guidance
VT Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation Risk Assessment Questionnaire


For more information or assistance, contact the VT UCF staff listed below.

Helpful Resources