Community Tree Planting Grants

This grant program is not yet open. Community Tree Planting Grants will launch by April 2024.  


In partnership with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, VT UCF will launch a Community Tree Planting Grant Program. The goal of this initiative is to support the planting of 2,000 trees statewide.

Rockingham Tree Planting

Grant Overview

Grants will be administered by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.
  • $630,000 available in funds.
  • No cost-share required.
  • Two rounds of funding.
  • VT UCF offers techinical support for applicants and award winners.

  • Anticipated launch is April 2024.
To get notified when applications open, contact Darren Schibler at or (802) 846-4490, ext.135

Technical Assistance

VT UCF will be providing direct technical assistance to applicants and grant award winners. Technical assistance may include support regarding:

  • Project design and application development
  • Tree planting site assessment, including soil volume and soil condition 
  • Selection of tree species 
  • Sourcing trees
  • Tree planting demonstration or assistance
  • Tree care, including proper mulching, staking, and pruning of newly planted trees
  • Trainings for municipal staff or community volunteers
  • Tree equity considerations 

For more information about VT UCF's technical assistance or to start planning a project, contact Adam McCullough, VT UCF's Urban Forester, at or 802-522-5104.

This grant program is made possible through American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery funds.