We are pleased to announce that VT UCF will be offering two separate grant programs this year, with a cumulative $70,000 in cost-share grants available in 2020. Proposals for both grant programs will be due on Friday, January 17th, 2020.
Caring for Canopy
Our traditional grants program, Caring for Canopy Grants act as seed funding to help communities care for their publicly managed trees and forests by taking actions to develop and sustain a community-wide tree program. A wide variety of project types are eligible for funding. $25,000 in cost-share grants will be available in 2020. Funding range for proposals is $1,000 - $5,000. Learn more and apply here.
Emerald Ash Borer Management: Ash Tree Removals & Tree Replacements
With special funding from the US Forest Service, VT UCF will award three $15,000 cost-share grants to municipalities within the EAB Infested Area as part of an Emerald Ash Borer Management Grant program. This grant program is targeted at municipalities that are prepared to remove public ash trees currently threatened by EAB and plant new trees of different species to offset the loss of the ash. Learn more and apply here.