This is the moment for community trees: with a historic investment in urban and community forestry nationwide, the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will transform the landscape, quite literally, as well as the field of urban forestry.
The funding, which must be spent down by 2031, presents the opportunity to not only grow trees and canopy cover, but to also significantly expand capacity to plan for, maintain, and champion trees and green spaces as critical infrastructure for community resilience and wellbeing. There will be opportunities for not noly our statewide UCF program to access additional funding to increase programmatic capacity but also for communities and local nonprofits to directly access funding through a competitive grant program. Details on the these funding opportunities should be announced in the coming months. Learn more here.
VT UCF is considering how to best plan for these opportunities, catalyze our partners and local tree stewards, and share information. Join our staff for an open conversation to share your ideas and discuss opportunities for collaboration.
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